The Netzsch STA DSC/TGA is an advanced thermal analysis instrument that combines two powerful techniques, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), to study the thermal properties of materials. The instrument can simultaneously measure changes in mass and heat flow as a function of temperature, pressure, and time, providing valuable information on the thermal behavior of the sample.
The STA DSC/TGA is commonly used in materials science, chemistry, and biology for the characterization of polymers, metals, ceramics, and other materials. It can be used to study thermal stability, thermal decomposition, phase transitions, and other thermal properties of materials.
The instrument can also be used as a hyphenated technique with gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) and Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. By coupling the STA DSC/TGA with these techniques, it is possible to identify and quantify the volatile compounds released during thermal analysis. This is particularly useful in the analysis of polymers and other organic materials, where the thermal degradation products can provide valuable information on the composition and structure of the sample.
In summary, the Netzsch STA DSC/TGA is a powerful thermal analysis instrument that is widely used in materials science, chemistry, and biology. Its hyphenated capabilities with GCMS and FTIR make it a valuable tool for the analysis of organic materials, providing insights into the composition and structure of complex samples.