Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)

Equipment Location: 
133 MRL

Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) measures mechanical properties of samples. Its principal uses include measurement of a material's Young's modulus or viscoelastic properties as a function of temperature (or time). Testing can be performed in either tensile or cantilever bending geometries. Sample sizes for the film tension clamp are 5-30 mm long, up to 6.5 mm wide, and up to 2 mm thick, with best results from an optimal sample size of approximately 20-25 mm long, depending on sample compliance (stretchier samples may be shorter), and 3 mm wide. The Q800 also includes Advantage software for complete automatic experimental control and Universal Analysis software for comprehensive data analysis.