Excellence Initiative - Research University
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fax: +48 56 611-45-26
e-mail: wydzial@chem.umk.pl
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Thermal Analysis Laboratory

Almost every substance solid, semi-solid or liquid can be analyzed and characterized by means of thermal analysis techniques. The purpose of thermal testing is to measure the change in a specific material property with the temperature – the most often it is a change in mass or energy. Thanks to this information, we can determine the chemical composition and purity of compounds, latent heat and chemical reactions heat or test the thermal stability of substances used later in all types of furnaces, engines, protective fabrics, etc.

Laboratory equipment:

Netzsch Thermoanalyzer Jupiter STA 449 F5 with autosampler combined with FTIR spectrometer Vertex 70V by Bruker Optik.

Basic parameters and measuring capabilities of the device:

  • temperature range from room temperature to 1200 °C,
  • rate of temperature change: from 1 to 25 °C/min,
  • possibility of performing measurements in a controlled atmosphere (e.g. air, nitrogen),
  • 20-position autosampler,
  • possibility of testing samples weighting from of 5 to 200 mg (depending on the nature of the tested substance),
  • possibility of performing thermal tests with simultaneous qualitative analysis of gaseous decomposition products from the obtained FTIR spectrum.

TA Instrument Thermoanalyzer Discovery SDT 650

Basic parameters and measuring capabilities of device:

  • temperature range from room temperature to 1200°C,
  • rate of temperature change: from 1 to 25 °C/min,
  • possibility of performing measurements in a controlled atmosphere (e.g. air, nitrogen),
  • possibility of testing samples weighing from 5 to 200 mg (depending on the nature of the tested substance),
  • possibility of performing measurements TGA of two samples simultaneously in one measurement to compare the stability of materials under the same measurement conditions,
  • TGA modulated measurement.

Fees for the analysis are negotiated and depend on the sample feature, heating program, gas atmosphere over the sample, use of the FTIR adapter, need for special sample preparation for analysis, etc.

For further information please contact:

M.Sc. Klaudia Wesołowska
phone: (56) 611-43-10 
e-mail: klaudia.wesolowska@umk.pl