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Advanced Materials 2 Thermal Analysis

Mettler Toledo DSC1-400, DSC1-Star, DSC1-1600

Location Materials and Analytical Sciences Building, University of Warwick

Dr. Daniel Lester


Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is the quantitative measurement of phase transitions used to determine transition temperatures, phase composition of materials e.g. glass transition in polymers, glass/crystal fractions, purity determination in pharmaceuticals

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) can be used to determine the thermodynamics and kinetics of processes involving weight loss such as corrosion and oxidation.

The technique is used for monitoring of phase changes in high temperature materials such as metals and ceramics.

High sensitivity DSC:

  • Temperature range -150 - +700 °C ± 0.1 °C
  • 0.04 μW resolution


  • Temperature range: 20 – 1600 °C, ± 0.3 °C
  • Controlled atmosphere
  • 0.1 μg resolution TGA
  • 0.1 mW resolution DSC
Autosamplers on all three instruments