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Range of AnalysesThermal analysis

one of the instruments we use to conduct thermal analysis
Laser Flash Analyser (LFA)
  • The NETZSCH LFA 427 assesses thermal diffusivity and conductivity from RT to 1600oC
  • Measurements in inert gas atmosphere or vacuum
  • Capability to analyse a wide range of materials:
    • isotropic and anisotropic with a special sample holder for in-plane measurements
    • insulating and conducting
    • solid and viscous/fluid, and molten salts/low viscosity with a special sample holder. 
Simultaneous Thermal Analysers (STAs)
  • The NETZSCH STA 449 F1 and F3 Jupiter STAs measure thermal differentials and weight change from RT to 1600oC
  • The F1 Jupiter has a SiC furnace for analysis in various atmospheres or vacuum
  • F3 Jupiter has a Rh furnace for specific heat capacity
  • Large capacity thermal gravimetric analysis capabilities
  • Capability to study phase transformations e.g. melting, crystallisation and sublimation.
Thermo-Mechanical Dilatometer (DIL)
  • The NETZSCH DIL 402C measures the coefficient of thermal expansion from room temperature to 1600oC and in a controlled atmosphere
  • Capability for shrinkage and sintering parameters of powder metallurgy and ceramic materials.
Heat Flow Meter (HFM)
  • The NETZSCH HFM 436 measures directly the thermal conductivity and resistance of insulation materials
  • Temperature range between -20oC and 80oC
  • Suitable for square panels of variable thickness (5mm to 50mm)
  • Measurements performed according to ASTM C518, ISO 8301, JIS A1412 and DIN EN 12667.
Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA)
  • The TA Instruments Q800 DMA tests tension, compression, bending, cantilevering from sub-ambient to 600°C
  • It provides accurate control of stress and air bearings for low friction support
  • Static or dynamic analysis
  • Frequency range of 0.01 to 200Hz for fatigue testing
  • Tests in controlled and inert atmosphere.
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
  • The TA Instruments Q20 DSC measures the differential heat flow from -70°C to 600°C 
  • It also measures material structural changes as a function of time and temperature
  • Analysis completed in a controlled / inert atmosphere
  • Used in applications requiring the analysis of complex transitions separation, baseline stability and sensitivity.

Netzsch Laser Flash Analyser

Dr Fiona Sillars pouring liquid nitrogen

Pouring liquid nitrogen in the LFA