The Thermal Analyzer uses liquid nitrogen and heaters to vary the temperature of samples for determination of various material behaviors and properties. Coordination of the information extracted from the system's components produces processing identification and end-use performance of the material.
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
Determines the temperature and heat flow associated with material transitions as a function of time and temperature. It also provides data on endothermic and exothermic processes of materials during physical transitions that are caused by phase changes, oxidation, and other heat-related changes.
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
Measures the amount and rate of weight change in a material, either as a function of increasing temperature, or isothermally as a function of time, in a controlled atmosphere. It can be used to characterize any material that exhibits a weight change and to detect phase changes due to decomposition, oxidation, or dehydration. Identification of the percent weight change and correlation of chemical structure, processing, and end-use performance are made.
Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
Tests the mechanical properties of materials at various temperatures. The sample is mounted on a clamp and then subjected to changes in stress/strain while undergoing a change in temperature. The instrument measures the modulus and damping of the sample at various temperatures ranging from -140°C to 600°C.