A state-of-the-art facility for simultaneous thermal analysis and an connectable mass spectrometer.
Thermal analysis is a wide concept but here we refer to the thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) / differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). We also have the capability to do other thermal analysis, e.g. thermal expansion which is described elsewhere. We have a state-of-the-art facility named simultaneous thermal analysis (STA, STA 449 F1 Jupiter®) which could get these thermal properties simultaneously. The temperature ranges from RT to max. 2000 ºC (TGA-DTA function) / 1600 ºC (TGA-DSC function).
Currently we use the inert gas atmosphere but the gas selection could be extended to further gas atmospheres if needed. Furthermore, the STA could connect to the mass spectrometer (MS, QMS 403 Aëolos Quadro) to identify the gas phase (H2O, N2, CO2, etc.) in-situ during the STA measurement.
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