Surface processes & phenomena

Natural or induced phenomena occuring at the surface and interface in materials are numerous. Our expertise in physical and chemical analysis allows to understand and optimize your manufacturing processes and the final properties of your products.

  • Contamination/Surface cleanliness
    Additives migration at the surface of polymer films
    Residues of forming agents
    (lubricants) at the surface of steel
  • Corrosion, ageing
    Oxidation of metals/semi-conductors
    Surface aging of glass
  • Adhesion
  • Surface treatments
    Optimisation of adhesive properties ( inks, paints, …)
    H
    ydrophilic/hydrophobic behaviour of surfaces (anti-fouling textiles)
    Biocompatibility (implants)
  • Thin-layer deposit
    Control of thickness and composition in multilayer systems
    Optimisation of electrical properties (dopant, solid electrolytes, …) or optical properties (glass, flexible lenses, …)
    Monitoring of mechanical properties (hardness, friction resistance, adhesion …)
  • Biocompatibility
  • Nanoparticles
    Dimensional measurement
    Micro structure characterization