At the Chair of Applied Mineralogy, a STA 449 F5 Jupiter® from Netzsch is available for thermogravimetric analysis (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA, DSC).
Thermogravimetric analysis measures the weight of a sample during a temperature treatment, whereas differential thermal analysis (DTA, DSC) measures the enthalpy changes of a sample relative to an inert reference. This allows the analyses of transformation reactions such as phase transitions. TG and DSC measurements can be performed simultaneously at temperatures from room temperature to 1600 °C. For the examination, the sample is filled into suitable crucibles, whereby 30 mg are sufficient. Depending on the sample material and measuring temperature, various crucible materials are available, including Al2O3 and platinum (platinum-rhodium).
Please contact the Chair of Applied Mineralogy for further information.