Microspheres Simulate Contamination in Self-Cleaning Gecko-Inspired Adhesives

Image of Self-cleaning Adhesive of Gecko's Toes

When choosing a controlled tracer particle for process development and troubleshooting, there are many benefits when microspheres simulate contamination. Colored and fluorescent microspheres provide a highly visible marker of controlled size and shape, allowing scientists and engineers to observe and troubleshoot the process in order to best understand where the contamination is coming from, develop best protocols for preventing…

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Silane and Fluorochemical Coated Glass Spheres

The following products are offered in both Silane and Fluorochemical Coating.
P2011SL 3-6um mean diameter solid soda lime glass
P2015SL 8-12um mean diameter solid soda lime glass
P2050SL 35-45um mean diameter solid soda lime glass
P2075SL 65-75um mean diameter solid soda lime glass
P2453BTA 40-60um mean diameter solid barium titanate glass with aluminum shell.

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High Density Glass Microspheres

Barium Titanate Glass microspheres are high density solid glass spheres. At a Density of 4.5g/cc these solid glass spheres can be used for many scientific applications where high density and optical clarity is needed. In addition to high density they also offer an index of refraction of more than 1.9.

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BioCompatability of Metal Coated Spheres

For those scientists who are looking to use silver coated materials such as silver coated microspheres in biomedical applications, it is important to understand whether they are bio-compatable. A selection of abstracts and article references related to the biocompatability of silver follow:

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High Index of Refraction Retroreflective Glass Microspheres

Barium Titanate Glass Microspheres are excellent for use as a functional retro reflective additive to paints and coatings. Spheres with sizes of about 50 micron (~0.002 inches) mean diameter provide a small enough size for most coatings while offering a large enough size to reflective a significant amount of light. Barium Titanate Glass Spheres are offered…

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Patent Review: Process for forming hollow glass spheres up to 5mm

A process for forming hollow glass micro-spheres with walls of controllably variable thickness in a size range of 50 to 5,000 microns, embodying (1) preparation of a water slurry of finely particulated, high temperature and low temperature glass formers; (2) prilling the slurry in a vertical spray drying tower; (3) separating and supporting the individual prilled feed material; (4)…

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Advantages of Borosilicate Glass Microspheres in 0.03mm to 0.2mm sizing

Borosilicate glass offers advantages over standard soda lime glass microbeads.

  • Roundness is >90% (Soda lime >85%)
  • Density is the lowest of most glasses at 2.2g/cc (Soda Lime 2.5g/cc)
  • Very low thermal expansion coefficient 32×10-7/?C (for 30-300?C) (Soda Lime: 90×10-7/?C)

The high roundness, and low thermal expansion make…

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Monodisperse – Spacer Grade Microspheres

Scientists are constantly looking for narrower particle size distributions (monodispersed) of microspheres to help increase the consistency and correlation between theoretical models and verification experiments.? In an effort to fill the increasing demand for these particles Cospheric has launched a new line of spacer grade microspheres. Monodisperse microspheres are currently offered in diameters of:?? 21-24um, 23-26um, 25-28um, 27-30um, 29-32um,…

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