We are interested in interfacial forces at the solid–liquid interface as they govern many processes in various fields reaching from biomedical applications to petroleum engineering.
Interfacial forces at the solid–solid interface are important in composite and nanocomposite materials, where the strength of these interactions is crucial for the mechanical performance of the materials systems.
We directly probe interfacial interactions at the nanoscale using scanning probe techniques.
Our Related Publications
||| Energy & Fuels (2016) — Dickinson, Suijkerbuijk, Berg, Marcelis & Schniepp*
"Atomic Force Spectroscopy Using Colloidal Tips Functionalized with Dried Crude Oil: A Versatile Tool to Investigate Oil–Mineral Interactions"
||| Surface Innovations (2016) — Dickinson, Kranbuehl & Schniepp*
"Assessing Graphene Oxide/Polymer Interfacial Interactions via Peeling Test"
||| J. Appl. Polym. Sci. B (2011) — Kranbuehl, Cai, Glover & Schniepp*
"Measurement of the interfacial attraction between graphene oxide sheets and the polymer in a nanocomposite"
||| AIP Conf. Proc. (2010) — Cai, Glover, Wallin, Kranbuehl & Schniepp*
"Direct Measurement of the Interfacial Attractions between Functionalized Graphene and Polymers in Nanocomposites"