How to measure the effects of surface roughness

Theta Topography ModuleMany surface modification and coating technologies that are used for optimising wetting and adhesion properties influence both surface chemistry and roughness. Understanding the mechanisms that impact wetting by separating these two factors can be a useful tool in product development processes and in quality control. Roughness correction on contact angles also enables the calculation of fundamental surface free energy on rough surfaces.







Theta Topography can be used for studying microscale roughness, which is relevant in many applications and processes. Examples include:

  • Coatings and surface modifications
  • Paper and board wettability
  • Biocompatibility of implants
  • Construction and building material

Watch the Live Webinar:

In this webinar we will show you how to measure the effects of surface roughness on biomaterial performance. Contact angle and surface free energy is monitored together with the surface roughness of a sample, using a combination measurement enabled by the Attension 3D Topography Module. Examples from cell-implant and bacteria-biomaterial surfaces will be described in detail.

Date and time: Tuesday 8 December 2015,  8:00 a.m. UK Time

Duration: 1 hour

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Live Webinar