Online Workshop - Advanced sorption techniques for physico-chemical characterization of solid-state materials

Presenters: Dr. Damiano Cattaneo, Dr. Sabiyah Ahmed & Meishan Guo
Date: 16 September 2020
Time: 13:00 BST (14:00 CEST)
Duration: 2 hours

The workshop covers in-depth Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) and Inverse Gas Chromatography (iGC) techniques and its applications on studies of materials such as powders, fibres, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals and polymers.

The workshop is beneficial to individuals who work in the areas of:

  • Bio and Natural Materials
  • Fibres and Fillers
  • Porous Materials and Catalysts
  • Energy and Environmental
  • Pharmaceutical and Food Sciences
  • Polymers and Packaging
  • Building Materials

In the workshop, you will learn about:

  • Capability of DVS and iGC technology and an overview of applications in various industries
  • Overview of benefits when coupled with different microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (Raman/IR/video camera)
  • Some examples and case studies for:
    • Moisture sorption properties of materials relating to their drying and shelf life stability
    • Determination of amorphous contents and vapour-induced phase changes (glass transition temperature and critical relative humidity)
    • Diffusion and permeability studies
    • Surface energy, surface heterogeneity mapping, and adhesion/cohesion
    • Sorption isotherms and BET surface area


  • Introduction to Surface Measurement Systems
  • DVS – Introduction and Basic Applications
  • iGC-SEA – Introduction and Basic Applications
  • BET Surface Area using both DVS & iGC techniques
  • Instrument demonstration and Q&A

For questions, please contact:

University Contact: Georgios Pipintakos ([email protected])
Registration and Programme: Dr. Nachal Subramanian ([email protected])

Organised in partnership with University of Antwerp

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