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Dielectric Measurement

Dielectric Measurement Extends material characterization capabilities by providing an additional technique similar to dynamic mechanical. Description Technology Features Applications Dielectric Measurement The Dielectric Accessory extends material characterization capabilities by providing an additional technique similar to dynamic mechanical. In dielectric analysis, an oscillation electrical field (AC Field) is used as opposed to mechanical force (stress) and…

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Pressure Cell

Pressure Cell The Pressure Cell is a sealed vessel that can be pressurized up to 138 bar (2,000 psi), over a temperature range of -10 °C to 300 °C. Description Features Technology Accessories & Applications Resources Pressure Cell Accessory The Pressure Cell is a sealed vessel that can be pressurized up to 138 bar (2,000…

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Rheo-Raman Accessory

Rheo-Raman Accessory Simultaneous Rheology & Raman Spectroscopy for the Discovery Hybrid Rheometer. Description Features Applications Rheo-Raman Accessory The new Rheo-Raman Accessory for the Discovery Hybrid Rheometers allows for simultaneous collection of Raman spectroscopy data during rheology experiments. Raman spectroscopy is a technique that provides critical information about molecular structure and bonding and can elucidate intermolecular…

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Electro-Rheology

Electro-Rheology Provides the ability to characterize ER fluids up to 4,000 volts using either parallel plate or concentric cylinder geometries. Description Features Applications Electro-Rheology Accessory (ER) Electro-Rheological, or “ER”, fluids are suspensions of extremely fine non-conducting particles in an electrically insulating fluid. These materials show dramatic and reversible rheological changes when the electric field is…

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Interfacial Exchange Cell

Interfacial Exchange Cell Change subphase chemistry during interfacial rheology. Description Technology Applications Resources Interfacial Exchange Cell The Interfacial Exchange Cell expands TA Instruments’ patented offerings for interfacial rheology by providing the ability to directly manipulate the composition of the lower liquid layer (subphase) during rheological measurements. This unique capability enables the characterization of the interfacial…

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Orthogonal Superposition

Orthogonal Superposition Characterize viscoelasticity of materials under flow Description Features Technology Applications Video Orthogonal Superposition (OSP) provides direct measurements of viscoelasticity under simultaneous shear, for complete characterization of materials throughout all stages of use. This new dimension in rheological testing bridges the gap between oscillation and flow, measuring a material’s viscoelastic behavior under the same…

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High Sensitivity Pressure Cell

High Sensitivity Pressure Cell Unlock complete viscoelastic characterization of fluids in pressurized environments. Description Technology Features Specifications Applications The new High Sensitivity Pressure Cell (HSPC) for the DHR unlocks complete viscoelastic characterization of fluids in a pressurized environment. The HSPC is the only device that provides  a  wide  range  of  dynamic  oscillatory  testing  capabilities  under …

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Optical Plate

Optics Plate Accessory (OPA) The OPA is an open optical system that permits basic visualization of sample structure during rheological experiments. Description Features Technology Applications Optics Plate Accessory (OPA) The OPA is an open optical system that permits basic visualization of sample structure during rheological experiments, revealing important insights about material behavior under flow. An…

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Breaking Down Thermosets

Summary Sustainable plastic production offers numerous benefits – environmental harm reduction, consumer satisfaction, demonstrating brand values, and staying ahead of government regulations. The plastics industry is embracing sustainability in every step of plastic design, production, use, and recycling. As these eco-friendly methods become more sophisticated, they will become cheaper and more efficient, thus further enhancing…

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Developments in Advanced Recycling

Summary Although mechanical recycling is the dominant technology today, it is not enough to meet the plastic industry’s growing sustainability needs. Mechanical recycling requires high-quality, clean, and sorted recycled waste, which is only a small fraction of all recycled plastic. The products of mechanical recycling often have degraded properties compared to virgin polymers. In contrast,…

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