From new developments in and around our company over the various different fairs and conferences we visit to seminar and webinar dates, everything new about DataPhysics Instruments is found on this page. By signing up to our infomail service you can easily stay up to date.
The new Zeta Potential Analyzer ZPA 20
The Zeta Potential Analyzer ZPA 20 is a compact measuring instruments that utilizes the patented bidirectional oscillating streaming potential method. It is designed to measure the zeta potential of various macroscopic solid samples with highest accuracy and within shortest time. With its powerful stepping motor and innovative method, the ZPA 20 can measure zeta potential values in less than a minute and with high statistical quality.
The modular setup of the ZPA 20 allows for easy exchange of the measuring cells. Hence, the zeta potential of plate shaped solids, fibers, powders and granulate material can be measured. Using a liquid dosing unit LDU 25 the composition of the electrolyte can be changed and for example the isoelectric point or the adsorption kinetic of a surfactant can be determined.
Live online streaming setup
With our live online streaming setup, we are able to do live webinars, product demonstrations and much more. Since on-site visits are still restricted in many cases, we even did some first-time device installations and instructions for new customers with our online streaming setup.
During an online session we can switch between multiple cameras and the presenters PC in order to show you our measuring devices, software or talk slides in great detail. Highest image and sound quality are ensured by the professional video equipment and dedicated microphones for each speaker. Hence, we can even record the session in up to UHD quality and provide them as a download to the participants afterwards.
For our live sessions and webinars, we primarily use Microsoft Teams, but since some companies have strict rules as to which software they can use, we designed our setup to be independent of the used transmission or conferencing software. Hence, we can flexibly adapt to the software preferred by your company as long as it supports screen sharing.
Please contact our applications center or your local distributor for an individual device demonstration or application training. Stay tuned for more upcoming live webinars or consider visiting one of our existing webinars.
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Design of robust superhydrophobic surfaces
The properties of superhydrophobic surfaces are highly desirable in many industries and applications. Unfortunately these surfaces often suffer from low durability. They are for example easily scratched by hard objects and their superhydrophobicity is destroyed.
In the latest Nature cover story Wang, D., Sun, Q., Hokkanen, M.J., Ras, R.H.A. et al. introduce a new strategy to create superhydrophobic surfaces that have a high mechanical stability. They designed a material matrix that combines the superhydrophobic nanostructure with a highly durable macrostructure. This new material can be even scratched with a razorblade or with sandpaper without losing its superhydrophobic properties. Due to its transparent nature the new material matrix is an ideal candidate for a new kind of self-cleaning cover material for solar panels.
We are proud that one of our optical contact angle goniometers and drop shape analysis systems OCA 50 was used in the wettability studies that accompanied this work and warmly recommend you this great read.
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Additional webinars and online trainings
In addition to the basics webinar we now offer webinars on optical drop shape analysis and dispersion stability analysis. In these webinars we give an in depth look into the measuring techniques and discuss various advanced examples. Directly sign-up to one of our webinars.
Our applications center offers in depth, tailor-made trainings and contract measurements either online or on-site with suitable safety precautions. Just contact our applications center:
The new Spinning drop Video Tensiometer SVT 25
The SVT 25 is the new Spinning drop Video Tensiometer of the SVT series. With completely redesigned electrical components and many improvements it will continue the legacy of its successful predecessor SVT 20N.
Due to the high-performance camera with USB 3 interface the SVT 25 can resolve spinning drops with up to 2048 x 1088 pixel and hence offers five times the resolution of its predecessor. In Addition fast processes e.g. during oscillation experiments can be captured with up to 3250 frames/s.
The TP 50 control panel with touch screen and precision control wheel ensures a fast and intuitive device control, even during complex measurements. It enables an easy and precise control of the rotational velocity, tilting angle, camera position, illumination and the temperature of the new measuring cells.
Introducing the new Surface Profile Analyzer SPA 25
The new Surface Profile Analyzer SPA 25 can measure surface topography and roughness parameters with exceptional speed and resolution. Due to the utilization of the white-light interferometry measuring technique the Surface Profile Analyzer can reach a height resolution of 0.1 nm.
Using the industry leading MountainsMap® Imaging Topography software the SPA 25 enables an incredibly detailed 3D visualization of surface texture. Furthermore the surface roughness can be analyzed according to various industry standards like ISO 25178, ISO 4287, ISO 13565, ISO 16610, etc.
Using the SPA 25 in combination with an optical contact angle goniometer and drop shape analysis system of the OCA series provides further insight into surface properties by e.g. determining the surface corrected contact angle according to the Wenzel theory.
Topview contact angle measurement – now even on smallest surface areas
With the picoliter dosing system PDDS and a new, special topview measuring system from DataPhysics Instruments it is now for the first time possible to measure contact angles in topview automatically even on smallest surface areas, using the optical contact angle goniometers of the OCA series. Hence, wettability and surface energies of, for example, individual paths and contacts of printed circuit boards can be studied – even when the side view needed for conventional contact angle measurement is obstructed.
Make an appointment now with our Applications Center and experience first-hand how your very own surface chemistry questions are answered. No matter how small and demanding your samples – we from DataPhysics Instruments accept the challenge and will tailor you an optimal solution.
Topview contact angle measurements with picolitre drops on the measuring positions
Measuring positions on a printed circuit board which require picolitre drops
OCA 200 is a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 award
Our contact angle goniometer and drop shape analysis system for microscopic and macroscopic structures OCA 200 is a finalist for the 2018 R&D 100 award. The R&D 100 award is one of the most prestigious scientific innovation awards in the USA and is awarded annually.
The smallest drops of highly volatile liquids can be dosed with our dosing systems for microstructures and analyzed using the trendsetting optics and high resolution camera of the OCA 200. Hence, groundbreaking wettability studies in surface science are now possible. Substrates can include anything from a macroscopic silicon wafer to the microscopic mesh structure of a coronary stent. Even the wettability of the tiniest screw threads of a dental implant or a single carbon fiber can now be accurately measured.
The winners of the R&D 100 award will be announced during the R&D 100 conference on the 15th and 16th of November 2018.
Redesign of the DataPhysics Instruments internet presence
The completely redesigned internet presence of DataPhysics Instruments guarantees a modern and fast information platform for our visitors.
Due to the incorporation of modern internet technologies our sites will load faster than ever before and will look great on any device size. So no matter if you visit us on the go from your smartphone or from your office with your desktop computer we can provide you with a clean, easy to use and fast experience.
We hope you enjoy your visit on our website and are happy to help you in understanding interfaces.
DataPhysics Instruments expands to the United States
As the leading manufacturer of high quality and innovative measurement equipment within the field of surface and interfacial science, DataPhysics Instruments has recently founded a new subsidiary company in Charlotte, North Carolina, to better serve the surface chemistry market in the United States and Canada.
With Bob Fidler as the responsible Executive Vice President, our prospective and existing customers will benefit from even better local technical support and service. In the new U.S. headquarter, our complete instrument portfolio is available for demonstration including the optical contact angle goniometers and drop shape analysis systems of the OCA series, the dynamic contact angle measuring devices and force tensiometer of the DCAT series, the spinning drop tensiometers of the SVT series as well as the dispersion stability testing device MS 20 and humidity generators of the HGC series.
With our new location just a quick five-minute drive from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, DataPhysics Instruments USA Corp. is easily reachable - either for a personal demonstration of our equipment or to participate in one of our instructional training courses to learn all the functionalities of our devices, enabling you to get the most out of your DataPhysics Instruments instrumentation.
We can now also perform local lab testing of samples to determine the appropriate analysis method to meet your needs. For larger groups we also can conduct seminars directly at the customer site, covering both measurement theory and practical components. For more details, please check out our website and feel free to contact us. We will gladly consult with you to find the proper solution for your specific surface chemistry challenge.
Bob Fidler, Executive Vice President of DataPhysics Instruments USA Corp.
New contact angle goniometer for macroscopic and microscopic structures
The OCA 200 is the new model of the OCA series for contact angle measurements on large areas as well as on micro-structured samples. With the trendsetting 10-fold high performance zoom optics and the reliable automatic optic alignment for autofocus and observation angle, the OCA 200 is well equipped for any sample size.
Exchanging additional ancillary lenses, like with the predecessor OCA 100 / 100Micro has become unnecessary, due to the extended zoom range of the optics. Hence, with the motorized sample table and the autofocus, measuring procedures can be automated easily and surface properties, like the wetting behavior, the surface energy or the work of adhesion can be analyzed e.g. across the whole surface of a silicon wafer at the push of a button.
A simple rotation of the zoom ring on the optics is enough to enable the analysis of microscopic structures like the mesh of a coronary stent and with the picoliter dosing system PDDS even contact angles on individual wires of the stent can be measured.
20 years of DataPhysics Instruments
True to the motto “Understanding interfaces”, DataPhysics Instruments GmbH has started 20 years ago today to tackle its task to help researchers in science and industry, around the globe, to understand interfaces. With a lot of commitment, enthusiasm, and creativity the small team of just seven visionaries started to develop highly beneficial, trendsetting measuring devices, working in close cooperation with those investing in the technology.
March 16 - 18, 2021
The Food Ingredients China 2021 takes place at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China. DataPhysics Instruments will be represented by Beijing Dataphys Instruments Co. Ltd.
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April 19 - 22, 2021
32nd CCS Congress
The 32nd Congress of the Chinese Chemical Society takes place in Zhuhai, China. DataPhysics Instruments will be represented by Beijing Dataphys Instruments Co. Ltd.
June 8 - 9, 2021
The 1st International Conference on Wettability Science and Associated Technologies takes place at the Coventry University Technology Park in Coventry, England. DataPhysics Instruments is the principal partner of the conference and will offer a workshop in addition to its exhibition.
We currently offer three different webinars:
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