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Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Basics

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

2 systems of TGA Q 5000 (TA Instruments)

  • one system is equipped with FTIR Nicolet 380 detection (Thermo Electron) for simultanous identification of gasous substances