Thermal analysis platform is aimed to the thermo-physical characterization of a wide spectrum of samples (solid (bulk, powder), liquid). The platform includes high tech instrumentation such us Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) coupled with a Mass Spectrometer and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) for thermodynamic characterization, Laser Flash Apparatus (LFA) and a Dilatometer for physical measurements. The services are provided for research groups within the center as well as to the external users like other research centers or other public organization, but also to commercial companies and private people.
STA 449 F3 SYSTEM CONNECTED TO QMS 403 AËOLOS (NETZSCH)
Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) refers to the simultaneous application of Thermogravimetry (TG) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to one and the same sample in one instrument. Additionally, the system is connected to a Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (QMS) in order to analyze gases, and in particular, volatile decomposition products of thermal analysis.
Determination of onset, peak
Comprehensive glass transition analysis
Degree of crystallinity
Mass changes in % or mg
Determination of the residual mass
Extrapolated onset and end set
Peak temperatures of the 1st and 2nd derivatives of the mass change curve
Analysis of the gases evolved
DSC -Q2000 (TA INSTRUMENTS)
The Q2000 is a research-grade DSC with superior performance in baseline flatness, precision, sensitivity, and resolution. Advanced Tzero® technology and multiple exclusive hardware and software features make the Q2000 powerful and flexible.
Separation of Complex Transitions
Quasi-Isothermal Heat Capacity
Improved Signal Sensitivity
Direct measurement of heat capacity
DSC Q2500 DISCOVERY DSC SERIES
The Q2500 is the best on the market research-grade DSC with superior performance in baseline flatness, precision, sensitivity, and resolution. Advanced T4P Tzero® technology and multiple exclusive hardware and software features make the Q2500 exceptional option for high precious measurements of heat capacity and characteristics of phase transitions.
Features and Benefits:
New Fusion Cell™ with patented technology for unrivaled performance in baseline flatness, sensitivity, resolution, reproducibility, and reliability.
Exclusive T4P Tzero® heat flow technology for ultimate DSC performance and unique capability to conduct and store heat capacity measurements in a single run.
Reliable linear autosampler with programmable tray positions for worry-free 24/7 operation, most flexible programming of experiments, and automated calibration and verification routines.
Modulated DSC®, (MDSC®), for the most efficient separation of complex thermal events.
LFA 457 MICROFLASHTM (NETZSCH)
The LFA 457 MicroFlash® is the most up-to-date and versatile Laser Flash Apparatus (LFA) system for research search and development of applications involving characterization of standard and high performance materials in automobile manufacturing, aeronautics, astronautics and energy technology.
Thermal diffusivity measurements
Temperature range: RT ... 1100°C
Heating- and cooling rates: 0.01 K/min ... 50 K/min
Laser pulse energy: up to 18 J/pulse, (adjustable power)
Pushrod dilatometry is a method for determination of dimensional changes versus temperature and time when the sample undergoes a controlled temperature program. The specific materials properties gathered from this are: thermal expansion, coefficient of thermal expansion, volumetric expansion, density change, sintering temperatures and shrinkage steps, glass transition temperatures, softening points, phase transitions and influence of additives.
Determining of thermal lengths changes for solids, melts, powders, pastes or liquids
Temperature range: RT ... 1600°C
Heating and cooling rates: 0.01 K/min ... 50 K/min
Sample holder: Al2O3 <1700°C
Measuring ranges: 500/5000 µm
Sample length: max. 50 mm
Sample diameter: max. 12 mm
Δl resolution: 0.125 nm / 1.25 nm
Atmospheres: inert, oxidizing, reducing, static and dynamic
DISCOVERY HYBRID RHEOMETER (DHR 1) FROM TA INSTRUMENTS
This rheometer uses FRT technology, provides the most accurate normal force measurement because the linear motor is driven to maintain zero deflection. The FRT and the patented magnetic bearing technologies enable axial Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) capabilities on every DHR, permitting amplitude-controlled oscillatory deformation in the axial direction. Now in addition to the most sensitive and accurate rotational shear measurements, the DHR can deliver accurate linear DMA data as well without the installation of external components
Currently we have two different heating systems:
Environmental Test Chamber (ETC): an oven working from RT to 600 ºC. For this heating system it is possible to use different geometries. In CIC there are available parallel plates geometries of 25 and 40 mm diameter, and a 4º cone-plate geometry of 40 mm diameter.
Electrically Heated Cylinders (EHC): a concentric cylinders geometry with a operating temperature range from RT to 300 ºC.
Heat capacity in the -90oC - + 750oC temperature range
Enthalpy and temperature of phase transitions in the -90oC - + 750oC temperature range
Thermal conductivity in the +25oC - + 1100oC temperature range
Thermal diffusivity in the +25oC - + 1100oC temperature range
Viscosity in the +25oC - + 600oC temperature range
Thermal decomposition temperature in the +25oC - + 1500oC temperature range
Thermal dilatation in the +25oC - + 1500oC temperature range
Simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis coupled with mass spectrometry in the +25oC - + 1500oC temperature range