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Surface analysis – a useful tool for your applications

In material design, the surface properties of your product are often very important to achieve the desired performance. Surface analyses at RISE can provide solutions to many of your challenges, for example to use when troubleshooting your product.

Product value chain and surface analysis

In the value chain for your product, surface analyses can give useful input to you for improved surface design and product performance.

Examples of surface analyses performed at RISE:

Cleaning of surfaces such as metals and glass   -   To follow the effect of cleaning, use surface analysis before and after the cleaning step.

Adhesion problems in laminates, for example packaging products or coatings on a metal surface   -   If you have poor adhesion between layers in a laminate, by surface analysis the reason for failure can be detected, a good starting point to be able to improve the adhesion.

Surface modification of different materials such as metals, packaging films or powders   -   After surface modification, check with surface analysis so that the surface chemistry you wanted really is obtained.

Depth profiling in metals, polymer layers or laminates   -   Do you want to look a bit deeper down into your sample? Please contact us at RISE.

Corrosion on metals and other surfaces   -   If your sample corrodes then surface analysis can be used to try and find the reason and see if corrosion inhibitors have any effect.

Ageing effect due to migration in water based systems such as latex films and adhesives   -   Can the ageing effect you observe be due to migration of chemical components from the bulk to the surface? Surface analyses can detect the amount and type of chemical components.

Amount and thickness of an adsorbed layer or surface coverage of each component   -   In material design, for example particle formation in food and pharmaceuticals, from quantification of surface chemistry it is possible to calculate data such as amount and thickness of a layer adsorbed on the surface, the surface coverage of each component in a formulation.

Chemical components in for example pharmaceutical products   -   Do you want to detect the chemistry in 3D without having to cleave your sample first? Are you interested to study if your sample swells or crystallizes?  Please contact us at RISE.

Come to us at RISE if you need help to characterize surfaces in your different applications

To answer to your needs we offer a complete solution through our toolbox for surface analysis. Note that it is often an advantage to combine several techniques. Examples of surface analysis methods are XPS (X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy), ToF-SIMS (Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry), SEM-EDS (Scanning Electron Microscopy-Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy), Confocal Raman microscopy, AFM (Atomic force microscopy) and Contact angle measurements.


Marie Ernstsson


Marie Ernstsson

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