Netzsch thermal analysers allow the physical properties and chemical characteristics of such materials to be established with a high degree of certainty.
Netzsch thermal analysers are primarily designed to systematically analyse changes in physical properties of materials during precisely controlled temperature variants. Properties most commonly analysed include specific heat and enthalpy changes, weight loss or gain, Young’s Modulus, thermal expansion or shrinkage, and gas evolution. The test chamber atmosphere may be precisely controlled to ensure the test’s compliance with the specification.
Establishing the thermo physical properties of both solids and liquids is now significant in the development of sustainable energy industry based economies. For example, characteristics such as thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of insulating and heat conducting materials provide the basis for engineering calculations and the practical selection of particular materials for construction applications.
The temperature component of the information acquired via thermal analysis also enables the precise identification of materials being tested, their purity and their composition. Thermal analysis can establish properties such as polymorphism and structural changes, thermal stability and temperature limits of materials with respect to specific applications. Characteristics include aging behaviour, thermo mechanical behaviour, and viscoelastic properties.
Once established, such properties are also significant in determining the optimum processing conditions for shaping, moulding, casting and extruding the analysed materials.
Key features of Netzsch’s new STA 449 F3 Jupiter simultaneous thermal analysers:
- Allows the measurement of mass changes and thermal effects between -150ºC and 2000ºC
- Can apply two or more test techniques to the sample simultaneously
- Combines top loading thermo-microbalance with a true heat flux differential scanning calorimeter to enable simultaneous analysis