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How to unravel the evolution of oxides at aluminium/vapour interfaces? 🔎Answering this question is challenging as it needs assessment of reactive wetting of molten aluminium on a solid metallic surface at temperatures above 1000°C. Thanks to the developed […]

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Another COMPLEXURF Day event was held in Université libre de Bruxelles in February 2024, hosted by Prof. Pierre Lambert and Dr. Adam Chafai. The event included 6 scientific talks: 1- Does wetting matter in icephobicity? by Navid Mostofi […]

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COMPLXURF starts the new year with welcoming the new master students in the group, who have started their research journey recently. Kazimieras Baltrušaitis, Denise Pauline Bernardo, Debashree Mohanty, Jéssica Ribeiro, Marta Palmieri, Simone Scarmagnani, Maria Sitjà Domínguez, and […]

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While research activities are slowed down due to the summer holiday time, we at COMPLEXURF, use the time for boosting the energies and reloading the batteries! The team gathered this time not in a lab, university, or research institute, […]

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Composite Materials Group (CMG) at Materials Engineering | KU Leuven grants the CMG Award yearly to researchers of the group in two criteria including Best Science-Engineering Award and Best Outreach Award. For the Best Science-Engineering Award, the areas […]

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Complexurf KU Leuven was pleased to organize the first Complexurf Day event on June 1, 2023, at Thermotechnisch Instituut, Leuven. The event, supported by Molecular Plasma Group (MPG), Adscientis, and Anton Paar was opened by welcoming participants from […]

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At COMPLEXURF, we employ Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC) (from Adscientis) for investigating surface thermodynamic properties such as surface free energy components, specific surface area, and adsorption isotherms. The introduction of the IGC to our lab, supported by Research […]

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Our new ice adhesion measurement system is fully operational now at KU Leuven Department of Materials Engineering. This system is a Jikan IAT-40 Ice Adhesion Test Machine purchased from JIKAN Group and supported by SURFICE – MSC-ITN. The […]

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After two years of operating our PlasmaSpot® Mini device, which was purchased from Molecular Plasma Group (MPG) and supported by Research Foundation Flanders – FWO medium-scale infrastructure funding, it was the time for an upgrade. The hardware and […]

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COMPLEXURF (Laboratory of Complex Surfaces and Interfaces) received its newest piece of equipment. This new equipment is a DCAT 25 tensiometer from DataPhysics Instruments GmbH, capable of characterizing wetting properties of powders, fibers, and flat substrates using liquids […]