Novel surface forces apparatus for characterizing solid-liquid interfaces

Motohiro Kasuya, Kazue Kurihara

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Surface forces measurement is a powerful tool for molecular level of characterization of solid-liquid interfaces and complex systems. In this review, we report the development of novel nano-scale measurements based on surface forces apparatus (SFA): (1) Twin-path SFA, which enabled us to study wide variety of samples such as metals and ceramics. (2) The resonance shear measurement (RSM), which is a sensitive method for evaluating properties of confined liquids for nano-rheology and tribology. We also summarize some of our recent researches on (1) evaluation of a surface potential and charge density of the electrodes using electrochemical surface forces apparatus, (2) characterization of ionic liquids confined between silica surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-321
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 May


  • Confined liquid
  • Electric double layer
  • Resonance shear measurement
  • Twin-path surface forces apparatus


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