Online Workshop: Advanced Vapor Sorption Techniques to Characterize Pharmaceutical and Porous materials


Date:  14 October 2020
Time:  9:00 BST (10:00 CEST)
Duration: 2 hours

Dr. Damiano Cattaneo
Instrumentation Scientist &
DVS Product Manager

 Dr. Sabiyah Ahmed
Application Scientist

Meishan  Dr. Meishan Guo
Application Scientist &

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.

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)
    • 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
  • BET Surface Area using DVS and iGC techniques
  • Instrument demonstration and Q&A