TGA is a thermal analysis technique often used for content determination

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4 April 2017

Supported by:

4 April 2017

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) Mettler Toledo webinar

Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is used to characterize physical and chemical material properties as a function of temperature in a precisely controlled atmosphere. The method provides valuable information for quality control, development, and research.

Application areas include thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosets, metals and ceramics as well as a wide range of analyses in the chemical, building, food and pharmaceutical industries.

A TGA/DSC instrument is even more versatile because it combines a TGA with a DSC. The system can be coupled on-line to a mass spectrometer or FTIR spectrometer to identify the nature of evolved gaseous products. Combined with a humidity generator it can also be use to study sorption processes.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basic principles of TGA and present some interesting application examples.

What attendees learnt during this webinar:

  • Principles of TGA
  • TGA/DSC 1
  • Measurement possibilities
  • Why use TGA?
  • Industries and applications
  • Applications
  • Summary

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Elke Hempel, Senior Applications Physicist, Thermal Analysis

Dr. Elke Hempel was awarded a Ph.D. in Semiconductor Physics at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She then joined the Technical University Merseburg as a research assistant in Experimental Polymer Physics working on thermal analysis and structure investigations.

From 2008 to 2010 she worked at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites, Teltow. She has worked at Mettler-Toledo since 2011 as applications specialist. She uses, teaches, and supports DSC, TGA, TMA and DMA instruments at the Mettler-Toledo AG head office in Switzerland.

She is a member of the board of the German Society of Thermal Analysis (Gefta).


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