TGA-DSC system to perform thermal analysis on materials up to 1600°C. The lab contains dilatometer to measure the coefficient of thermal expansion and sintering of materials. The thermal analysis lab contains a mass spectrometer to connect to TGA-DSC platform and dilatometer to in-situ study the evolution of various gaseous components during thermal analysis, phase transformations:
Mass spectrometer (TGA/STA-QMS 403 D Aëolos®) for gas analysis and volatile decomposition products.
Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter DSC/TGA: Heating and cooling rates 1K/min and 50K/min. Different atmospheres (Inert, oxidizing, reducing, dynamic). TGA resolution 0.0001%. DSC resolution < μW (dependent on sensor)
Netzsch DIL402C Dilatometer: Thermal expansion, sintering, phase changes. Equipped with: Tube furnace Al2O3: Temperature 20-1500°C, Ar, N2, Synthetic air. Graphite furnace: Temperature 20-2000°C. Ar, N2, water cooling
TGA-DSC and TGA-DTA sample carrier for real simultaneous operation.
TA Instruments SDT650: Up to 1500°C, equipped with an autosampler, which can take 30 samples. It can be used in corrosive gases.
TA Instruments IsoSORP SA: Up to 500°C and 150 bar gas pressure. It can use corrosive gases and large masses (up to 30 grams) can be used.
Gleeble 3800 GTC (DSI): High temperature processing, evaluation of physics, mechanical performance, RT to 2000°C. Heating rate >10 000°C/s, or steady state equilibrium temperatures within ±1°C. Capability of high cooling rates. Thermocouple (120°C/s), atmospheric control, 20 ton compressive and 10 ton tensile load. Pyrometer (500-1800°C), Low force load cell 0.2-2.2 kN, Scanning non-contact optical dilatometer & extensometer system, Hot zone L-Strain Fixture extensometer, Melting accessories to perform in-situ melting experiments. For additional information see TMTEST Infrastructure Projects.
HT Tribometer (RTEC) up to 1000°C with atmospheric controlled furnaces. For additional information see TMTEST Infrastructure Projects.