Polymer analysis - solvent viscometry and contact angle measurement (theory/practice)

Polymer analysis is still very important in the laboratory world. In this seminar, you will be introduced to two essential methods in detail: solution viscosity and contact angle measurement. Both cover relevant material properties and you will have the opportunity to have these techniques explained in theory and practice. The seminar is held in cooperation with LAUDA Scientific. You will be introduced to capillary viscometry for the determination of molecular parameters by means of the determination of the viscosity number, the IV-value and the K-value. In addition, you will be familiarized with the technique of contact angle measurement, and selected analytical methods will be presented. The emphasis is on very practical demonstrations of both techniques. Measurement series for automated dilution viscosity as well as gravimetric sample preparation will be examined and typical sources of error in everyday laboratory work will be pointed out. The Kunststoff-Zentrum Leipzig will provide an insight into the analytical methods used there.

Seminar details:

Who and what?


Beginners and experienced users of the measurement techniques

Level: Beginner / Advanced
Speakers: Dr. Ulf Reinhardt, LAUDA Scientific , Dr. Jürgen Grebner, LAUDA Scientific, Employees of the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH
Price: 500 € (exkl. MwSt.)

Seminar topics

  • Introduction to solution viscosity
  • Optimization of sample preparation
  • Possible errors in viscosity measurement
  • Measurement of wetting properties
  • Dealing with the challenges of everyday laboratory work
  • Viscosimetry - example configurations
  • Practical group work
  • Guided tour of the KUZ

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