Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Brand: Netzsch, Mettler Toledo

Model: STA 499 F1 Jupiter, TGA/DSC 1

​Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) is used to study the response of different materials while exposed to variable temperature and gas environment. Temperatures up to 1600 °C can be reached. Reaction gasses that can be applied are inert (N2, Ar,..) and oxidizing gasses (Air, O2,..) as well as diluted hydrogen (4% H2 in for example Argon). Properties such as mass change and relatively large enthalpy changes can be measured. TGA instruments in our possession are actually Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) instruments capable of measuring both TGA as well as Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) signal. However the STA instruments are 50x less sensitive than dedicated DSC instruments. Installed auto-sampler equipped with automatic pan lid removal and automatic pan piercing accelerates measurement of multiple samples.