Different thermal analysis techniques to measure the glass transition

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11 August 2016

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11 August 2016

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Determination of the Glass Transition

Glass transitions occur in all non-crystalline or semicrystalline materials and lead to significant changes in material properties such as thermal expansion, the specific heat capacity or modulus. Because the glass transition is very sensitive to chemical and physical structure, it can be used to characterise materials and is therefore important in most industries.

Thermal Analysis provides different methods to measure the glass transition and the glass transition temperature.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basic theory of the glass transition and the different thermal analysis techniques and methods used to measure the glass transition and the associated glass transition temperature.

Keynote speaker

Dr. Jürgen Schawe, Senior Scientist, Thermal Analysis

Schawe JuergenJürgen E. K. Schawe was awared a Ph.D. in solid state physics in 1984. After that, Dr. Schawe worked at the University of Rostock in the Polymer Physics Group, and from 1992 to 1999 for calorimetry of the University of Ulm. Since 1999 he has worked for Mettler-Toledo AG in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland. Dr. Schawe is a senior application scientist for Material Characterization. He was awarded the 2010 STK Award of Applied Chemical Thermodynamics by the Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. To date, Dr. Schawe has published 62 articles in scientific journals and has been awarded 4 patents.


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