Thermal analysis (TA)


TMA is the measurement of a change of a dimension or a mechanical property of the sample while it is subjected to a temperature regime. TMA uses interchangeable probes at varied loads to make a number of measurements, including the softening temperature or glass transition temperature, tensile modulus, compression modulus, the thermal expansion, melting temperature, […]


Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) generally refers to the simultaneous application of thermogravimetry (TG) and differential thermal analysis (DTA) to one and the same sample in a single instrument. The measurement conditions are perfectly identical for the TG and DTA signals (same atmosphere, gas flow rate, vapor pressure of the sample, heating rate, thermal contact to […]


Thermodilatometry (TDL) is a thermal analysis technique in which a constant load is applied to a sample, and the amount of expansion and/or shrinkage of the sample is measured during heating. TDL8411 adopts Rigaku’s established reputation on differential expansion principle where the thermal expansion or shrinkage generated from the detection mechanism itself can be cancelled. […]


DSC is a thermoanalytical technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of temperature. DSC can be used to measure a number of characteristic properties of materials. Using this technique it is possible to observe fusion and crystallization […]