Roughness and hydrophobicity studies of nanofiltration membranes using different modes of AFM.

@article{Boussu2005RoughnessAH,
  title={Roughness and hydrophobicity studies of nanofiltration membranes using different modes of AFM.},
  author={Katleen Boussu and Bart van der Bruggen and Alexander Volodin and Johan Ernest Snauwaert and Chris van Haesendonck and Carlo Vandecasteele},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2005},
  volume={286 2},
  pages={632-8}
}
Determination of the surface roughness by AFM is crucial to the study of particle fouling in nanofiltration. It is, however, very difficult to compare the different roughness values reported in the literature because of a lack in uniformity in the methods applied to determine surface roughness. AFM is used in both noncontact mode and tapping mode; moreover, the size of the scan area is highly variable. This study compares, for six different nanofiltration membranes (UTC-20, N30F, Desal 51HL… CONTINUE READING