The chemistry of the outermost layers usually has a significant influence on the pysical and chemical properties of the product surface. Specifically, this includes properties like the wetting behavior of the surface, the biocompatibility, the chemical reactivity and adhesion behavior. This is evident for example in the corona treatment of polymers, which activates the surfae for printing or bonding.
Another example are chemical primer (silanes or thiols) used for the pretreatment of certain glass or metal surfaces. Depending on the question, the experts at nanoAnalytics select the appropriate analytical technique or combination of techniques to answer their customers' questions as accurately as possible.
Typical questions to be addressed relate to the coverage of the surface, the molecular orientation, the presence of certain chemical functional groups, the identification of possible contamination or the investigation of a possible segregation and diffusion process.