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Application notes & examples

From application videos to application examples and application notes, this section will give you an impression on how our measuring devices and techniques are applied in science and industry. Furthermore you can find comprehensible descriptions of important terminology and measuring techniques in our knowledge base and a comprehensive list of well quoted literature. Information on measurements according to various international standards can be found in our collection of standards.

Application videos

Here you can find our application videos. They contain short examples of how our products can be applied.

Water Adhesion on Plant Leaves

Water Roll-off

Automated Surface Energy Determination

Basic tensiometry using a Du Noüy ring

Spinning Drop Tensiometer

Picoliter dosing system PDDS

MultiScan introduction video

Application examples

Our own customers can give you the best impression on how to use our measuring instruments successfully in industry and research. In the following you will find a few examples of publications that were made possible with the help of our measurement technique.

Extending the limits of EOR surfactant research

Foam flooding - extending the limits of EOR

How the OCA can help the fight against cancer

How tensiometric measurements can improve battery technology

How the OCA can help develop fuel cells

How nature can inspire the development of new humidity and temperature controlled actuators

How a picolitre dosing system can help develop volatile surfactants

How zeta potential measurements can help to clean your clothes

Suppressing the coffee ring effect to fabricate asymmetric supraparticles

Application notes

We offer a selection of application notes, which contain information about exemplary applications of our measurement instruments. For a much broader selection of literature about interfacial chemistry please refer to our literature list.

Application notes related to the OCA series

Application notes related to the DCAT series

Application notes related to the SVT series

Application notes related to the MultiScan series

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Finding a reliable source of complementary knowledge may be key to the success of your projects. However, an individual cannot be expected to have all relevant application information at his/her fingertips. Hence, DataPhysics Instruments provides a selection of popular colloid and surface science literature. Moreover, we offer a substantial list of surface tensions of liquids and surface energies of solids as downloadable PDF.

Surface tensions/energiesfile_download

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    • K.S. Birdi (Ed.): Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry, CRC Press, Boca Raton, New York, 1997, ISBN 0-8493-945-7; 2nd Ed., 2002, ISBN 0-8493-1079-2
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    • K.L. Mittal (Ed): Adsorption at Interfaces, 5th Ed., Wiley Interscience, New York, 1990, ISBN 0-8412-0249-4
    • S.S. Dukhin, G. Kretschmar, R. Miller: Dynamics of Adsorption at Liquid Interfaces, Elsevier, Amsterdam 1995, ISBN 0-444-88117-4
    • C.A. Miller, P. Neogi: Interfacial Phenomena, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1985, ISBN 0-8274-7490-6
    • C. Isenberg: The Science of Soap Films and Soap Bubbles, Dover Publ., New York, 1992, ISBN 0-486-26960-4
    • D. Möbius, R. Miller: Drops and Bubbles in Interfacial Research, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1998, ISBN 0-444-82894-X
    • N.R. Morrow (Ed): Interfacial Phenomena in Petroleum Recovery, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1990, ISBN 0-8274-8385-9
    • C.A. Croxton: Fluid Interfacial Phenomena, John Wiley, Chichester, 1986, ISBN 0-4719-0757-X
    • D.K. Chattoraj, K.S. Birdi: Adsorption and the Gibbs Surface Excess, Plenum Press, New York, 1984, ISBN 0-306-41334-5
    • K. Tsujii: Surface Activity - Principles, Phenomena, and Applications, Academic Press, San Diego, 1998, ISBN 0-12-702280-5
    • H.-F. Eicke: Interfacial Phenomena in Apolar Media, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1987, ISBN 0-8247-7506-6
    • T.F. Tadros: Surfactants, Academic Press, London, 1984, ISBN 0-12-682180-1
    • D. Myers: Surfactant Science and Technology, VCH Publishers, New York, 1988, ISBN 0-89573-339-0
    • K. Kosswig, H. Stache (Eds.): Die Tenside, C. Hanser Verlag, München, Wien, 1993, ISBN 3-446-16201-1
    • N.M. van Os, J.R. Haak, L.A.M. Rupert: Physio-chemical Properties of Selected Anionic, Cationic and Nonionic Surfactants, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1993, ISBN 0-444089691-0
    • M.J. Rosen: Surfactants and Interfacial Phenomena, 2nd Ed., John Wiley, New York, 1989, ISBN 0-471-83651-6
    • M.J. Rosen (Ed.): Structure performance relationships in surfactants, ACS, Washington, DC, 1984, ISBN 0-8412-0839-5
    • K.L. Mittal (Ed.): Surfactants in Solution, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1996, ISBN 0-8247-9792-2
    • P.M. Holland, D.N. Rubingh: Mixed Surfactant Systems, ACS, Washington D.C., 1992, ISBN 0-8412-2468-4
    • A.I. Rusanov: Micellization in Surfactant Solution, Gordon & Breach, New York, 1999, ISBN 90-5702-297-4
    • K. Holmberg, B. Jönsson, B. Lindman: Surfactants and Polymers in Aqueous Solution, 2nd. Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, 2003, ISBN 0-471-49883
    • J.D. Andrade (Ed.): Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Biomedical Polymers, Vol.1: Surface chemistry and physics, Vol. 2: Protein adsorption, Plenum Press, New York, 1985, ISBN 0-306-41741-3 & 0-306-41742-1
    • M. Bender (Ed.): Interfacial Phenomena in Biological Systems, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1991, ISBN 0-8247-8436-7
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    • S. Magdassi: Surface Activity of Proteins: Chemical and Physicochemical Modifications, Dekker, New York, 1996, ISBN 0-8247-9532-6
    • M.N. Jones: Micelles, Monolayers, and Biomembranes, Wiley-Liss, New York, 1994, ISBN 0-471-56139-8
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    • I. Noda, D.N. Rubingh: Polymer Blends, Solutions, and Interfaces, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1992, ISBN 0-4448-9397-0
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    • L.H. Lee (Ed): Fundamentals of Adhesion, Plenum Press, New York, 1990, ISBN 0-3064-3470-9
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  • Journals
    • Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Academic Press, New York, ISSN 0021-9797
    • Langmuir, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., ISSN 0743-7463
    • Colloids and Surfaces A - Physicochemical and engineering aspects, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISSN 0927-7757
    • Colloids and Surfaces B - Biointerfaces, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISSN 0927-7765
    • Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISSN 0001-8686
    • Journal of Adhesion Science Technology, VNU Science Press, ISSN 0169-4243
    • International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISSN 0143-2691
    • Journal of Dispersion Science Technology, Marcel Dekker, New York, ISSN 0193-2691
    • Colloid Journal (engl. transl. of Kolloidnyi Zhurnal) Maik Nauka, Moscow/Interperiodica Publ., ISSN 0190-4337
    • Powder Technology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, ISSN 0032-5910
    • SIA Surface and Interface Analysis, Wiley, Chichester, ISSN 0142-2421
    • Trends in Colloid and Interfacial Science, Verlag Th. Steinkopff, Darmstadt, ISSN 0340-255X
    • Colloid & Polymer Science, Verlag Th. Steinkopff, Darmstadt, ISSN 0303-402X
    • Tenside, Surfactants, Detergents, Hanser Verlag, München, ISSN 0040-3490
    • SÖFW-Journal, Verlag für Chemische Industrie, Augsburg, ISSN 0173-5500