IMS - Biocleanroom
Thermal Analysis Applications

Thermal Analysis Applications

TA Q600 TGA/DSC                                                                                                         

  • Measure mass loss over time
  • Used to determine thermal stability in ceramics and polymers
  • Can measure thermal decomposition as a byproduct of pyrolysis or combustion processes
  • Commonly used to measure resistance to oxidation in compounds
  • Determine heat flow over temperature ranges
  • Characterize polymer degradation
  • Determine thermal transitions of materials (Glass transition, melting point, etc.)


TA Q200 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

  • Widely used to measure polymeric materials to determine their thermal transitions. Important thermal transitions include the glass transition temperature (Tg), crystallization temperature (Tc), and melting temperature (Tm). 
  • Thermal transitions can be used to characterize chemical compositions
  • Measurement of small energy changes as a result of the matter transitions that occur during the solid to liquid crystal transitions. Can be used to characterize liquid crystals
  • DSC and heat flow data are used to measure oxidative properties of materials as the phase transition from a material to the oxidized state will be recorded as heat flow baseline aberrations



  • As TGA measurements commence, sample byproducts will be incinerated/evaporated, these byproducts can be characterized by the FTIR via the TGA/FTIR interface accessory
  • Characterization of sample byproducts
  • Chemical composition of byproducts
  • Concentration of sample byproducts
Contact Information
Nikolas Roeske - Biocleanroom Process Engineer
The Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology at Georgia Tech
345 Ferst Drive, Atlanta GA, 30332
404.273.8674 |