The zeta potential describes the surface charge and the interaction of charges on the surface with charged species in the aqueous phase. It is affected by functional groups, their dissociation on the surface and adsorbed ions. It is dependent on the surface properties as well as on the composition of the aqueous solution (e.g. pH, ion concentration). In order to determine the zeta potential the instrument measures the streaming potential or streaming current which arises from the motion of the liquid relative to the surface.
Adsorption on surfaces
Solid and flat samples with size of min. 2x1cm
Particles > 100 µm
Various sample holders for flat samples, fibers and powders with different sizes and filling contents
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