Inorganic materials are widely used in the chemical industry, in construction materials and agriculture. The four main techniques of thermal analysis, DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA are ideal for the characterization of such materials. The most important advantage is that properties can be measured as function of temperature or time over a wide temperature range, namely from 150 to 1600°C.
In this Webinar, we will show how thermal analysis is used to analyze inorganic materials and will present some typical examples of samples measured by DSC, TGA, TMA, or DMA.
In the webinar titled "Thermal Analysis Inorganic Materials", we describe a number of techniques and methods that can be used to characterize the physical properties of inorganic materials and compounds.
Inorganic materials encompass everything else, that is, compounds such as metals, salts, minerals, and so on. Chemical bonding is largely ionic.
Oxides and sulfides of carbon, and metal carbides are regarded as inorganic compounds. Coal is classed as an inorganic substance and is of great importance as a source of energy.
Thermal analysis is mainly used to measure moisture content, thermal and oxidative stability, and solid-solid transitions. In addition, it can be employed to determine the composition of raw materials such as gypsum and to characterize energetic materials with regard to storage conditions and safety.
Other important applications have to do with the compatibility of construction materials.
The most important effects that can be analyzed by DSC are the glass transition and melting behavior.
TOA is the method of choice for the visual observation of samples, for example during crystallization, and to detect different polymorphs.
The main applications of TGA are content analysis, thermal stability and evaporation behavior.
TMA can be used to characterize expansion, shrinkage or melting behavior.
DMA is an excellent method for characterizing the viscoelastic behavior of materials.