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Polymer RTP- New Equipment- Two state of the art thermal analysis instruments

The Polymer RTP has recently had two state of the art thermal analysis instruments installed from TA Instruments, Discovery DSC2500 and Discovery SDT650.

The new DSC will allow us to measure thermal transitions of materials such as glass transitions, enthalpies and crystallinity. This has applications to a large area of science such as polymers, biomaterials and composites.

The new SDT is a TGA instrument with simultaneous DSC capabilities. This allows us to measure the thermal transitions of materials up to high temperatures (1500’C) where we can assess for instance mass losses leading to an understanding of thermal stability and degradation pathways. The simultaneous DSC functionality allows us to investigate thermal transitions at a much higher temperature than stand-alone DSC. The application area is very broad, ranging from polymers to metal-organic-frameworks. If you have any questions or wish to discuss any future experiment, please contact

Mon 22 Mar 2021, 09:00