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An Introduction to Lifetime Testing by Thermogravimetry

An Introduction to Lifetime Testing by Thermogravimetry Lifetime testing by thermogravimetry (TGA) is a well-established, powerful technique for predicting the long-term aging characteristics of a material in a short experimental time. Multiple techniques and models are presented and compared for lifetime testing, including Modulated TGA™, and a survey of the current ASTM methods and the…

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Practical Aspects of Kinetics Determination by Thermal Analysis

Practical Aspects of Kinetics Determination by Thermal Analysis This presentation describes how DSC and TGA are used to obtain kinetic parameters and the relative merits of each approach. Guidelines will be given for the selection of the best approach and insight will be shared regarding the common uses of kinetic parameters specifically for hazard evaluation…

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Morphology Of Complex Nanoparticle Mixtures

Morphology Of Complex Nanoparticle Mixtures The performance of new materials and devices depend heavily on morphological considerations: degree of crystallinity, conformation of amorphous species, and relative organization of one species with respect to another, characteristics which can be determined by thermal analysis. These considerations are important for functional materials such as photovoltaics and MEMS devices,…

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Kadine Mohomed – Characterization of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals by DSC Analysis

Kadine Mohomed – Characterization of Amorphous Pharmaceuticals by DSC Analysis The glass transition temperature of an amorphous pharmaceutical solid is a critical physical property that can greatly influence the material’s chemical stability, physical stability, and viscoelastic properties. Thankfully with specific analytical tests made possible through the use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry, this and other thermal…

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Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization

Designing New Materials for Additive Manufacturing: Vat Photopolymerization Overview 3D printing, or additive manufacturing (AM), provides opportunities to create previously unattainable geometric objects through layer-by-layer fabrication. Novel macromolecular structures and synthetic methods coupled with unique printing methods lead to 3D part generation with micron-scale resolution and tunable to emerging technologies. By tuning polymer structure,…

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DSC Characterization of Crystalline Structure in Foods and Pharmaceuticals

DSC Characterization of Crystalline Structure in Foods and Pharmaceuticals Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is an analytical technique frequently used to detect and quantify crystalline content of pharmaceuticals, foods, polymers, and many other materials. Appearing as an endothermic peak during heating in a DSC experiment, the temperature and area of the peak can be used to…

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Benefits of Microscopy for Interpretation of DSC Thermograms

Benefits of Microscopy for Interpretation of DSC Thermograms DSC thermograms can be complicated and difficult to interpret, sometimes requiring multiple experiments in order to better understand a thermal event. The NEW Microscope Accessory for the Discovery DSC helps to eliminate these issues by allowing the user to easily view the sample while the DSC experiment…

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Advanced Characterization of Antibody-Drug Conjugates and Antibody-Fusion Proteins

  Overview: Antibodies are the most rapidly growing form of therapeutic. High-throughput methods of characterization are essential as companies and researchers move to develop new candidates. In this webinar, Dr. Shawn Owen discusses advanced characterization techniques to assess antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) and antibody-fusion proteins. For ADCs, the level of payload and site of conjugation are…

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Hyphenation of Thermogravimetric Analyzers with FTIR, MS, and GC-MS Instruments

  Overview Thermogravimetric Analysis, or TGA, is a powerful analytical tool for measuring changes in a sample’s mass as its environmental temperature shifts. When coupled with other instrumental techniques such as mass spectrometers and infrared spectrometers, chemical analysis of the evolved gases is achieved. These hyphenated techniques have a long history in thermal analysis.…

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Discover the Possibilities with the New Multi-Sample Discovery X3 Differential Scanning Calorimeter

  Overview Differential scanning calorimeters (DSCs) are standard instruments used in both materials research and development and quality control laboratories. Demand for high-quality DSC data continues to increase rapidly throughout many industries. The development of new materials typically requires extensive testing with the objective of understanding the material structure-property relationship and its dependence on material…

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