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
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Membrane Science
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Filtration and Separation
  • Polymers and Plastics

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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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