Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)


Schematic TGA curve
  • Thermo analytical technique for material characterization (physical and chemical)
  • Determination of sample mass lost depending on a controlled temperature programm in a controlled atmosphere
  • Quantification of loss of water, loss of solvent, loss of plasticizer, decarboxylation, pyrolysis, oxidation, decomposition, weight % filler, amount of metallic catalytic residue remaining on carbon nanotubes, and weight % ash

Our Equipment

  TGA Q 5000 (TA Instruments)

  • coupled to FTIR Nicolet 380 detection (Thermo Electron) and GC-MS (Agilent) via IST16
    interface (SRA Instruments) for simultanous identification of gasous substances