Thermal analysis and Rheology
Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC) measure temperatures and heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a material.
Rheology is the study of flow and deformation of materials. Deformation and flow are referred to as strain or strain rate, respectively, and indicate the distance over which a body moves under the influence of an external force, or stress.
TA DMA Q800
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis measures the mechanical properties of materials as a function of time, temperature, and frequency. DMA provides an accurate measure of material stiffness (modulus) but also other important mechanical properties such as damping, creep, and stress relaxation.
TA TGA Q50
TGA measures the weight of a sample as function of a temperature ramp, this elucidates solvent content and degradation temperatures