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Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA7)

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Contact details

Norder, Ben
Applied Sciences (TNW), DelftChemTech, Polymer Materials and Engineering
Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 84262
E-mail : B.Norder@TUDelft.NL
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General Information


Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA7)


Polymer Materials and Engineering, room 0.040, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft

Key words:

thermogravimetric analysis, thermal analysis

Measured quantity:

Thermogravimetric Analaysis or TGA is a type of testing that is performed on samples to determine changes in weight in relation to change in temperature. Such analysis relies upon a high degree of precision in three measurements: weight, temperature, and temperature change.

Main application:

TGA is commonly employed to determine characteristics of materials such as polymers, to determine degradation temperatures, absorbed moisture content of materials, the level of inorganic and organic components in materials and solvent residues.

Instrument specification

Temperature range:
R.T. to 1000°C at 10 °C/min

air, N2 Typical sample weights: 5-10mg.

Microbalance sensitivity:
0.1 μ g

Temperature scanning as well as isothermal experiments can be perfomed. A variety of pans are available for this instrument to accomodate different sample types.