New Guide Available: Surface Energy

Posted on Fri, May 24, 2019 by Emma Spooner
Bonding in a solid, which impacts its surface energy

Surface energy is a material property that can be used to explain why solutions wet differently on different surfaces. This is important for almost any solution processing technique. Values of surface energy can be calculated using contact angle measurements, allowing for easier optimisation of wetting.

In the latest guide by our PhD student Emma Spooner, we discuss how surface energy can be defined, what impacts the value, and the different methods that can be used to calculate it. Learn more here - A Guide to Surface Energy.

Author: Emma Spooner

Emma is currently pursuing a PhD in Fullerene-Free Photovoltaic Devices at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with Ossila.