New Developments 1/1/17

A new generation of bubble pressure tensiometers, including BPA-2P and BPA-2S , as follow up developments of the excellent predecessors BPA-1P and BPA-1S , are available more...

New Books 1/1/17

Textbook “Dispersionseigenschaften - Stabilität, 2D-Rheologie, 3D-Rheologie“ This textbook contains the main fundamental knowledge on interfaces, colloidal systems more...

Latest events 1/1/17

2D-3D Rheology and Stability of Disperse Systems - User Workshop, May 8-10, 2017, Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany In May 2017 the 2D-3D Rheology and Stability of Disperse more...

Thin Film Analyzer

Thin film analyzer TFA-1

tfa1 small        ThinFilm

Formation of microscopic foam and emulsion films, observation of their behaviour and measurements of several physicochemical parameters

Principle is based on the well-known Thin Liquid Film – Pressure Balance Technique. Microscopic foam and emulsion films are obtained in a modified Scheludko-Exerowa cell, especially designed for best compatibility within the compact architecture of this instrument. The film thickness is measured interferometrically. The instrument is equipped with a digital camera and allows simultaneous observation of the film and measurement of its thickness, both controlled by a modern Windows software.

Instrumental parts

Zeiss inverse microscope AXIO Observer.A1m equipped with a digital camera and
- monochromatic light source
- photo sensor module Temperature controlled measuring cell in two modifications allowing:
i) formation of a film at constant capillary pressure
ii) application of external pressure on the film
- Pressure control unit

Features of the instrument