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Thermal Analysis Laboratory

  • About

    The Thermal Analysis Service of ICMAB includes two equipments, a simultaneous thermogravimetric analysis (TG)- differential scanning calorimetry/differential thermal analysis (heat flow DSC /DTA) system NETZSCH -STA 449 F1 Jupiter, and a differential scanning calorimeter (power compensation DSC) Perkin Elmer DSC8500 LAB SYS (N5340501) equipped with a Liquid N2 controller CRYOFILL (N534004).

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  • Service Request

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    To request this service, please fill the application form in the link below, and leave it together with the sample in the closet located atin the ground floor.

    THERMAL ANALYSIS FORM

    For further information please contact the service technicians Roberta Ceravola rceravola@icmab.es 

  • User's Commission

     

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    Prof. Amparo Fuertes
    Department of Solid State Chemistry
    amparo@icmab.es

    image011Prof. Concepció Rovira
    Department of Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials
    cun@icmab.es

    image020Prof. Elies Molins
    Department of Crystallography
    elies@icmab.es

    altDra. Susagna Ricart
    Department of Molecular and Supramolecular Materials
    ricart@icmab.es

    image026Dr. Carlos Frontera
    Department of Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides
    frontera@icmab.es

     


  • Tecniques



    TGA-DSC/DTA

    The simultaneous TGA-DSC/DTA analyzer allows the measurement of weight and DSC (heat flow)/DTA (differential thermal analysis) signals as a function of temperature and time. It is used for monitoring chemical reactions, thermal stabilities, solvent evaporation and reduction and oxidation of materials under different gases among other studies. The sensitivity of the balance is 0.07 micrograms. The furnace can operate from room temperature to 1400oC. The analyzer may work in several atmospheres such as oxygen, air, argon and hydrogen (diluted at 5% in Ar), at ambient pressure and with using typical flow rates of 70 cm3/min.
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    DSC

    The differential scanning calorimeter Perkin Elmer (power compensation) measures the energy absorbed and released when a sample is heated, frozen, or kept at constant temperature. Experiments can be made in the range of temperatures between 110 and 950 K. DSC is very useful to determine fusion or decomposition temperatures, phase transitions in crystals and amorphous solids, identification of polymorphs and also permits the identification of the molecular conformations as for example single polymer chain folding among others. With this equipment, very small amount of sample is needed (1-2 mg ) to have reliable results.

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  • Staff

    TGA Scientific supervisor:

    image010Prof. Amparo Fuertes
    amparo@icmab.es
    Telf. 93 580 18 53 Ext. 277

    DSC Scientific supervisor:
    image011Prof. Concepció Rovira
    cun@icmab.es
    Telf. 93 580 18 53 Ext. 245


    Service Technicians
    image014Roberta Ceravola
    rceravola@icmab.es
    Telf. 93 580 18 53 Ext. 270



     

     

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