Thermal Analysis and Soft Materials Characterization

Thermal analysis covers a range of techniques used to determine the physical or chemical properties of a substance as it is heated, cooled, or held at constant temperature. MRL’s Thermal Analysis and Soft Materials Characterization suite hosts a wide range of instruments for your research.

Techniques

Materials Properties Measurement

Techniques for evaluating materials' properties include particle size analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), and Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA).

 

Equipment in this Core

Equipment Name Contact Location Technique(s)
Discovery 2500 Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) tspila@illinois.edu 133 MRL
Malvern Zetasizer soares@illinois.edu 133 MRL
Q50 Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) tspila@illinois.edu 133 MRL
Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) jcspear@illinois.edu 133 MRL
Shimadzu DTA-50 Differential Thermal Analyzer (DTA) tspila@illinois.edu 133 MRL