LABORATORY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF NEW METHODS FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF SURFACE ENERGY AND WETTING
PROJECT BG05M2OP001-1.001-0008 | NATIONAL CENTER OF MECHATRONICS AND CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES
Assoc. Prof. Krastanka Marinova (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski)
phone 02 8161 612
The laboratory conducts research aimed at developing new unique experimental and theoretical methods for determining surface energy and wetting of hard surfaces, incl. of micron particles and porous materials, as well as characterization of surface tension and energy, adsorption, and rheology of fluid and non-fluid surfaces such as membranes and / or particle adsorption layers.
The main tasks of the Laboratory are application of all techniques and methods for characterization of surface properties in the development of new products: liquid foams used for precursors of porous materials, wetting of particles used for porous materials, wetting of particles used for loosely packed two-dimensional and three-dimensional crystals for anti-reflective coatings for solar photovoltaic panels, surface energy of solar photovoltaic panels with and without anti-reflective coatings.