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Measuring the Influence of Humidity on Material Properties

  Overview The impact of humidity on a material’s properties and performance during processing, storage, and in final form is a growing area of interest for manufacturers across many industries. A few areas of investigation of this impact include material selection and failure analysis of layered materials used with electronic circuit boards, morphological changes in…

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Catalysis R&D with High Pressure Thermogravimetry – Instruments and Applications

  Overview Catalytic reactions are of tremendous commercial importance. Over 90% of all chemicals worldwide are manufactured with the aid of solid catalysts. Developing improved catalysts and optimizing the reaction conditions are key for improving commercial and ecological efficiency of catalytic processes. High-pressure thermogravimetric analysis (HP-TGA) allows investigating reactions of a catalyst with the gas…

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Melt Viscosity Measurements at High Temperatures

  Overview Maintaining the optimum viscosity of a molten material is key for efficiency and product quality of many industrial processes. Processing of melts at high temperatures is the basis for classical or additive manufacturing of many materials like glasses or metals. Molten slag or ash viscosity is essential for economically operating industrial gasification processes…

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Medical Device Webinar Series-The Use of Thermal Analysis for the Characterization of Indicative Parameters for Biomaterial Performance Episode 6

The Use of Thermal Analysis for the Characterization of Indicative Parameters for Biomaterial Performance Medical Devices Webinar Series | 6 of 6 An overview of the use of thermal analysis techniques in materials characterization is explored with reference to typical examples of the type, quality, and usefulness of data that can be gathered and the…

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Medical Device Webinar Series-Microcalorimetric Testing of Biomedical Devices Episode 5

Microcalorimetric Testing of Biomedical Devices Medical Devices Webinar Series | 5 of 6 This webinar addresses microcalorimetric testing can shed light on the effects of coatings and sterilization on material stability and how it can support the overall study of the rate, extent, and prevention of cell adhesion. Episode #1 – Chemical Characterization of Medical…

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Unlock a New Dimension in your Battery Research Through Isothermal Microcalorimetry

  Overview In order to meet growing market demands for power storage, Lithium ion and new battery chemistries demand higher energy density, longer cycle life, calendar life, and better safety to a lower cost. Isothermal microcalorimetry is a highly sensitive, non-destructive and non-specific tool to characterize these critical performance criteria. Learn how this method provides:…

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Novel 3D Printed Liquid Crystal Elastomers and the Characterization of their Anisotropy, Rate-Dependency, and Dissipation Properties

Overview Liquid-crystal elastomers (LCEs) uniquely combine molecular ordering with entropic elasticity. The result is a class of anisotropic elastomers with remarkable properties spanning stimuli responsive actuation to exceptional dissipation of mechanical energy. Our group has recently developed a range of photopolymerizable LCE resins and inks which we 3D print using direct ink writing (DIW) and…

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Specific Heat Capacity Measurements Using DSC and Modulated DSC

  Overview Specific heat capacity measures the ability of a material to absorb thermal energy. Specific heat capacity is an important property in many fields; it involves thermal energy exchange. People have been studying specific heat capacity for decades on a wide variety of materials such as phase change materials, carbon nanomaterials, heating and cooling…

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Elucidating Thermodynamic Details of Biologic and Small Molecule Drugs using Microcalorimetry

Overview Researchers are working tirelessly to understand the basic chemical details of viral pathogenesis, viral protein structures, and identifying therapeutics to disrupt and prevent disease. There are different modes of therapies evolving that include small-molecule antiviral drugs, mRNA, and protein-based vaccines. Microcalorimetry is one powerful tool for the development and characterization of the mechanism of…

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Applications of Tribo Rheometry in Material Characterization

  Overview Tribology is the study of friction between two interacting surfaces. Traditionally encompassing friction-based studies of lubrication and wear, the applications of this field has expanded into different industries such as food and beverage (e.g: quantify mouthfeel and texture), personal care (e.g: quantify skin-feel), asphalt (e.g: development of warm mix asphalt technologies) and rubbers…

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