Thermal analysis (TA) techniques provide valuable information on the thermal properties of materials, and are relatively simple compared to many alternative methods. Our Thermal Analysis Tips and Hints booklet is designed to help TA users navigate through the different measurement techniques, method parameters and sample preparation procedures, providing useful tips and hints on how to obtain the best possible results from your measurements.
Thermal analysis techniques
The four main techniques detailed in the tips and hints booklet are differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA) and dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). The booklet also briefly touches upon evolved gas analysis techniques that can be coupled to a TGA instrument.
Thermal analysis tips and hints
The main topics covered in our tips and hints booklet include choosing the right TA technique, sample preparation, experimental parameters, how to evaluate curves, calibration and adjustment and method validation. More detail on each of these aspects is given in our biannual UserCom magazine.