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

Date:  24 September 2020 
Time:  13:00 BST (14:00 CEST)
Duration: 2 hours

Dr. Damiano Cattaneo
Instrumentation Scientist &
DVS Product Manager

 Dr. Sabiyah Ahmed
Application Scientist

 Dr. Vladimir Martis
DVS Product Manager

Bring a new level of insight to your research with solid-state materials!

Using advanced Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) and Inverse Gas Chromatopgraphy (iGC) techniques, this workshop will explore how you can achieve unparalleled detail and accuracy in the physio-chemical characterisation of solid-state materials.

This workshop is hugely beneficial to those working in the following areas:

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Bio & Natural

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Fibres &

Porous materials (1)

Porous Materials
& Catalysts

Energy and environmental

Energy &

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Polymers &

Food service pharma

Pharmaceutical &
Food Services

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Drug Delivery
& Formulation

Building materials


What will you learn?

  • 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
  • DVS Vacuum applications in Catalysis – inorganic materials, porous materials, MOF and nanocomposites.
  • Instrument demonstration and Q&A

For more information, contact:

Dr. Nachal Subramanian ([email protected])
University: Prof. Dr. Paolo P. Pescarmona ([email protected])

In partnership with: