How Sustainable Polymer Development is Supported by Dynamic Mechanical Analysis

Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is a technique to measure the response of materials when they are subjected to dynamic or cyclic forces. Typically, dynamic mechanical analysis involves looking at the elastic and viscous response of the material when it is under a small oscillating load that probes the molecular structure’s response to the perturbation . Other variables, such as temperature, time and frequency may be changed as part of the testing to characterize how the material performs under different environmental conditions.

Sustainable Polymers Brochure Download

Brochure Sustainable Polymers Brochure Download Analytical Solutions for Polymer, Additive, & Product Characterization Polymer characterization helps research scientists, process engineers and QA/QC analysts gain insights into their material and answer important questions as they innovate to make plastics more sustainable at every step of the value chain. Whether you are incorporating recycled resins in existing…

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Poster New Insights using Isothermal Calorimetry and High Precision Cycling Authors: Vincent L. Chevrier, Larry J. Krause, Steven Recoskie, Dean D. MacNeil, Zilai Yan, Mark N. Obrovac Institution: Cyclikal Technology: TAM IV Calorimeter Parasitics and Lifetime Predictions in Commercial Cells High precision isothermal microcalorimetry and coulometry were performed at various temperatures on commercial 18650s allowing…

Optimization of Catalytic Reactions by High-Pressure TGA

Catalytic reactions are everywhere: from plastics and bread to over 90% of all chemicals worldwide, countless goods and materials are manufactured with the aid of catalysts.1 Catalysts are substances that speed up sluggish chemical reactions. Faster reactions are more technologically and economically competitive. Furthermore, optimized catalysts offer a huge potential to reduce energy and resource consumption and lower carbon dioxide emissions.

Cutting-Edge Lithium-Ion Battery Development is Supported by Thermal Analysis Research

Whether you’ve used a cell phone or driven an electric vehicle (please, not at the same time), you’ve probably come to realize that lithium-ion batteries are taking over the energy world. They power our portable electronics, vital medical equipment, electric vehicles, and renewable energy storage. As the market expands, researchers are finding ways to make Li-ion batteries increasingly powerful, dependable, and safe, all while minimizing production time and cost.

Improve Your Rheological and Thermal Analysis Workflows With Automation and Save Time With Instant Data Analysis

Overview Software automation enables users to get more reproducible data with less effort and helps reduce human errors. This webinar highlights how intelligent software can be used to leverage automation and save time in the lab. Improve your data analysis and your overall rheology and thermal analysis workflow. With an ever-growing demand for more work…

What is Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)?

Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC) is an experimental method used to measure the amount of heat released or consumed during a bimolecular chemical reaction. Chemical reactions can be either exothermic or endothermic, depending on the relative energetic stabilities of the reactants. Isothermal titration calorimetry can be used to quantify the magnitude of the heat change during the reaction.

What is Dynamic Mechanical Analysis?

From plastic for medical devices to rubber for tires, the materials we use must meet increasingly high demands. Product manufacturers and consumers expect their materials to look good, perform well, and cost less, all while being environmentally friendly. Fulfilling all these expectations requires deep understanding of material behavior from the molecular level to real world mechanical properties. Since there are many factors that affect the properties of materials, precise measurement tools and methods are required to ensure that materials fulfill the high expectations of our world. A key measurement and analysis method to evaluate the properties of materials at various stages of development and production is Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA).

Microcalorimetry for the Biophysical Characterization of Macromolecules

Biological macromolecules are fundamental components of every cell and are therefore essential for all life. These vital molecules are categorized into four major classes: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Characterizing biological macromolecules is important for understanding their functions and relationships, which empowers the development of new therapies and treatments. Under this branch of macromolecule research, biotherapeutic drug therapy focuses on macromolecular interactions which can lead to disease and/or cell death.