The thermal analysis service is based on two instruments, a Mettler Toledo DSC 821e equipped with a LabPlant refrigerated immersion probe and a Rheometric Scientific TG1000M. Both these instruments can be adapted to operate with argon, nitrogen or air sample environments over a wide range of temperatures and scan-rates. Samples for either of these instruments may be submitted as powders, films or fibres.
Further information regarding preliminary studies of samples, conditions for the preparation and submission of samples or temperature ranges/scan-rates of characterisation should be solicited from Professor Manuela Silva. The exact cost of analysis and probable date of completion will be indicated after the conditions of characterisation are established. All samples must be accompanied by an <analysis request form> downloaded from this page.