The Reservoir Rock/Fluid Characterization lab is a small-but-growing chemical lab that focuses on bulk chemistry of minerals and surface. Click the links below to learn more about our expanding capabilities.
The Multi-Role 10 Cell System is designed to allow samples to be cleaned, saturated with fluid, and perform various tests while under isostatic stress.
ZetaSpin is a device that uses a rotating disk to measure the zeta potential of a disk-shaped sample. The design allows it to be flexible and customizable. We can experiment with different types of rocks and adjust the system to our needs with certain limits.
Quartz Crystal Microbalance measures a mass variation per unit area by measuring the change in frequency of quartz crystal resonator. QCM can be used under vacuum, in gas phase and more recently in liquid environment.
Rame-Hart contact angle goniometer measures dynamic or static contact angle in ambient or controlled environment. In addition to it the measurement of surface tension is also available. The flexibility of the device allows measuring contact angles in different modes or settings, which eases the procedure for unique samples, like a piece of rock.
The Plasma Cleaner is used for surface cleaning of surfaces before bonding, soldering or gluing, activiation of surfaces before printing, varnishing or gluing, etching of surfaces for micro structuring of silicon or etching of PTFE, coating of surfaces - plasma polymerization for deposition of hydrophobic/hydrophilic layers