Surface Tension and Contact Angle Measurement @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC
County Waterford
Technique Category Interface Characterization
Technique Surface Tension and Contact Angle Measurement

Basic Capabilities

Measures contact angle between a liquid and a substrate which is used to determine wettability (sessile drop method); Measures surface tension using the hanging (pendant) drop method and the Young-Laplace equation


Equipment Make Kruss
Equipment Model G10


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Small liquid quantities required.

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Flat substrate required for contact angle. Not suitable for contact angle measurements on powders.

Other Details

Containment Suitable if the sample is in liquid form
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €100 / sample

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Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Internal maintenance and PQs carried out



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