DMA is a highly sensitive method for measuring how various physical properties, such as storage and loss modulus, change with temperature.
Differential scanning calorimetry is a powerful thermal analytical technique that can be used to analyze thermal properties of a material system. DSC measures the difference in the amount of energy required to heat a sample and a reference at the same rate.
Specific heat is an important value that can be used to determine the amount of heat or energy transferred between a system and its surroundings.
STA stands for simultaneous thermal analysis of DSC and TGA. It combines the DSC and TGA measurements into a single process, both saving time and simplifying interpretation of the results.
Thermogravimetric analysis involves measuring a sample’s change in mass as it is heated and is a very useful technique for analyzing samples that either gain or lose mass during heating. It can be used to study decomposition, reaction equlibrium, pyrolysis, oxidation, filler mass, ash percent, metallic residue, and loss of solvents/water/plasticizer during heating or aging.
TMA is a highly sensitive method for measuring how the coefficient of thermal expansion changes with temperature. It can also be used to measure volumetric expansion, thermal relaxation, stress relief, and dimensional changes due to phase transitions.