Surface Chemical Analysis of the top 1-20 monolayers (3-60 Å) of a surface correlates directly with surface wetting, biocompatibility, chemical reactivity, and adhesion.
Plasma processing, wet treatments and gas treatments are routinely used to alter the near-surface chemistry of polymer films immediately prior to printing or adhesion steps. Organic silanes and thiol-monolayers are often applied from solution to modify the surface chemistry of glasses and metals. The chemical nature of the resulting surface can often determine success or failure.
Nanolab Technologies is well versed in the various factors that affect surface chemistry, and is able to help determine the best analytical approach to obtain the best results. Several surface chemical analytical techniques are available to analyze surface coverage, molecular orientation, functionalization and surface contamination.
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Visual Guide Showing Chemical Shifts for the Various Bonds of Carbon