Atomic force microscope studies of membranes

Surface pore structures of Cyclopore and Anopore membranes

W. Richard Bowen, Nidal Hilal, Robert W. Lovitt, Peter M. Williams

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    Abstract

    Non-contact atomic force microscopy has been used to investigate the surface pore structure of Cyclopore and Anopore microfiltration membranes in air. Three Cyclopore membranes and three Anopore membranes of different pore sizes were studied. Excellent high resolution images were obtained. Analysis of the images gave quantitative information on the surface pore structure, in particular the pore size distribution. Non-contact AFM is an excellent means of obtaining such information for microfiltration membranes.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)233-238
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Membrane Science
    Volume110
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 21 1996

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    Atomic Force Microscopy
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    Atomic force microscopy
    Air
    high resolution
    air

    Keywords

    • Atomic force microscopy
    • Inorganic membrane
    • Polymeric membrane
    • Pore size distribution
    • Surface roughness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Materials Science(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Filtration and Separation

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    Atomic force microscope studies of membranes : Surface pore structures of Cyclopore and Anopore membranes. / Bowen, W. Richard; Hilal, Nidal; Lovitt, Robert W.; Williams, Peter M.

    In: Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 110, No. 2, 21.02.1996, p. 233-238.

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    Bowen, W. Richard ; Hilal, Nidal ; Lovitt, Robert W. ; Williams, Peter M. / Atomic force microscope studies of membranes : Surface pore structures of Cyclopore and Anopore membranes. In: Journal of Membrane Science. 1996 ; Vol. 110, No. 2. pp. 233-238.
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