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Papers

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A Guide to FTÅ Video Drop Shape Software

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Contact Angle Measurements Using the Drop Shape Method

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Dynamic Surface Tension and Dilational Stress Measurements
Using the Drop Shape Method

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Measurement Capabilities of the FTÅ200

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Surface Tension Measurements Using the Drop Shape Method

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A New Dynamic Contact Angle System
(as presented at Pittcon® 95)

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Two-Dimensional Contact Angle and Surface Tension Mapping
(as presented at Pittcon® 96)

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Prediction of Adhesion and Wetting from Lewis Acid Base Measurements
(as presented at TPOs in Automotive 2000)

Catalogs

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FTA Full Product Line, short form catalog

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FTA1000 Drop Shape Instrumentation Catalog Download before printing, because of size: 6M, 36 pages

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DCA-100 Tensiometer Catalog

Application Notes

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360 Frames Per Second Camera

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Access Database Operations

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Absorption of Cotton Fabrics

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Applications of the FTA200 Dynamic Contact Angle Analyzer

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ArtCam USB 2.0 Camera Performance

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Aspect Ratio of Images

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Basic Contact Angle Measurements on Paper

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Calibration Standards

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Calibration Traceability

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Capillary Rise as an Alternative Contact Angle Measurement

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Cleanliness Measurements Using Contact Angles

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Comparison of External Pumps

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Contact Angle Accuracy

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Contact Angle Measurements of Hot Metal Drops

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Contact Angle Measurements on Aircraft Coatings

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Contact Angle Measurements on a Fine Metal Grid

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Contact Angle Measurements on Cotton Fabrics

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Contact Angle Measurements on Glass

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Contact Angle Measurements on Transistor Leadframes

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Contact Angles on Small Parts

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Contact Angles on Steel

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Contact Angles on Lens

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Contact Angle on Open Weave Material

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Contact Angle and Surface Tension Measurements on Solders

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Detection of Mold Release Agent

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Computer Speed and Dilational Stress Analysis

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Determining t=0 in Contact Angle Measurements

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Dilational Stress Pump Waveforms

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Do I need a Contact Angle Analyzer?

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Dorsey Interfacial Tension Method for Sessile Drops

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Dyne Solution Equivalents

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FTA125 and FTA188 Kloehn Pump Quick Start

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FTA1000 Optical Path Selection Guide Start

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FTA1000 Quick Start

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FTA2000 Carousel Setup

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FTA2000 Stepper Motor Driver Validation

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FTA2000 Valve Setup

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Fta32 Software Features

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FTA4000 Epson Ink Examples

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FTA4000 NanoDispense Examples

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FTA4000 240fps Image Examples

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FTA4000 Small Drop Dispense

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FTA4000 Liquid Dispense Methods and Capabilities

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General Specifications for FTA Drop Shape Instrumentation

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How to Make Small Drops with the FTA4000 (first generation)

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How to Switch Frame Grabbers

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IFT, Cuvettes, and J Needles

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Influence of Drop's Volume on Contact Angle

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Instrument Selection

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Introduction to the FTA2000

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Introduction to the FTA4000

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Kloehn Pump Manual

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Laboratory Services

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Laplace-Young and Bashforth-Adams Equations

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Liquid-Liquid Cuvettes

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Liquid-Liquid IFT Pitfalls

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Live Support Over the Internet

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Low Interfacial Tension Measurements

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Manual Contact Angles

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Meniscus Measurements

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MicroDrop Measurements on Paper

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Milk as an Example of Dynamic Interfacial Tension and Dilational Stress

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Notes on FTA4000 Applications

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NTSC (Frame Grabber) Images

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Owens-Wendt Surface Energy Calculation Example

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LogOn and Password Screens

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Peristaltic Pumps

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Polymer Samples

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Precise Volume Dispense

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Pump Programming

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Robot Communications

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Sequencer Examples

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Sequencer Instruction Set

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Sessile Drop Interfacial Tension Measurements

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A Simple Introduction to the Laplace Equation

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SI640 Camera Installation And Use

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Spreading on Resin Coated Aluminum

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Surface Energy

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Surface Energy Methods

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Surface Tension of Paint Pigment Paste

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Surface Tension Measurements on Polymers, Waxes and Solders

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Surface Tension of Polymers and Waxes

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Syringe Cleaning

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Syringe Pump Performance

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Tensiometer Resolution and Fiber Contact Angles

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Tilting Plate Example

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Tilting Plate Readout

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Top View Contact Angle Analysis

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Treated Mylar Contact Angle Measurements

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USB 2 Camera Images

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USB 1 Camera Images

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Useful Formulas

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Use of Auto Zoom and Focus

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Viscous Samples

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What are Contact Angles?

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Sequencer Program

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FTA Software Beta Release 381