A Research Center on Nanomaterials and Energy
Dynamic Tensiometer (DCAT)
Site : Advanced characterizations component (Room PK-2375)
Contact : Gwenaël Chamoulaud.

Instrument description :

The DCAT 11 instrument is a Dynamic Contact Angle Measuring System with Tensiometer feature. This instrument performs the software-controlled measurement of:
  • Dynamic contact angle and the surface energy of cylindrical and prismatic samples according to the Wilhelmy method
  • Static surface and interfacial tension of liquids
  • Contact angle of powders and fiber bundles and the adsorption behavior of liquids on wettable materials according to the modified Washburn method
  • The critical micelle formation concentration of surfactants (CMC) according to the Wilhelmy Plate method, Lenard Frame method or the Du Nouy Ring method with automatic ring correction according to Huh & Mason, Zuidema & Waters and Harkins & Jordan methods
The instrument is coupled with the LDU 2/2 (Liquid dispensing unit) which allows automated Critical Micelle Concentration (CMC) measurements.

Equipment Model : Dataphysics, DCAT11

Dynamic Tensiometer (DCAT), Dataphysics, DCAT11

Service fees :

Device price setting
Academic ratesIndustrial rates
  • Add 25$/h to fees is manipulation are made by an operator.
  • Add 15% of administration fee if industrial user.

Booking Terms :

  • For external users, please, take contact with Gwenaël Chamoulaud.
  • For internal users, every users need to follow a formation with Gwenaël Chamoulaud before use this facility. To make online reservation, click on the link in table below, then click on the day you want to make the booking. A more detailed schedule of the day will appear. You will then be able to book the time that suits to you.
  • To book this equipment from this page, click here.