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Thermal and Rheology Presentations

Long Beach Thermal Presentations Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Theory and Applications Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermal Analysis Toolkit for Materials Characterization Pacific Heat and Wave Flow: Day II Section I: Rheology & DMA Theory and Instrumentation Section II: Intermediate Rheology Methods Section III: Intermediate DMA Methods and Other Advanced Topics

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Material Analysis for Bioplastics Quality Assurance and Degradation

What are bioplastics? How can plastic manufacturers use them to improve the environmental impact of their products? With so many emerging green technologies, producers and consumers need to differentiate between greenwashing1 and genuine advancements. Furthermore, if a new development is deemed environmentally beneficial, all stages of the plastics supply chain, especially converters, must then learn how to incorporate the new technology without undermining their process or products.

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Setting up the Ball on Three Plates Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview Accurately measuring the coefficient of friction has never been easier. The TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer offers four different tribo-rheometry accessories. This one, the ball on 3 plates geometry, is designed to measure friction between solid surfaces with low viscosity media between them. Rheometer users in the cosmetics, personal care, food, and electronics industries…

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Rheological Evaluation of Battery Slurries with Different Graphite Particle Size and Shape

Application Note Rheological Evaluation of Battery Slurries with Different Graphite Particle Size and Shape Keywords: Rheology, Battery, Battery slurry, particle size, particle shape, viscosity, viscoelasticity, thixotropy, yield, Discovery Hybrid Rheometer (DHR) Battery slurry processing is one of the key steps in battery manufacturing that can significantly influence battery performance. The slurry suspension includes multiple components…

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Setting up the Ring on Plate Geometry on the Discovery HR for Tribo-Rheometry Testing

Overview Interested in measuring surface friction? TA Instruments Discovery Hybrid Rheometer offers four different tribo-rheometry accessories. This one, the ring-on-plate geometry, offers a surface to surface contact to measure surface friction. Rheometer users in the cosmetics, personal care, food, and electronics industries commonly use surface friction measurements to optimize their products. Watch this tech tip…

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Rheology of Topical Pharmaceuticals for New Product Development or Generic Equivalents

Pharmaceutical development is highly regulated, and for good reason. Potential new products must be rigorously tested to ensure their safety, purity, and performance are acceptable before coming to market. For topical creams, regulations uphold stability lifetime parameters and require identification of any impurities before products reach consumers.

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Q Series Trade-In

The Q Series™ instruments will enter their End-of-Life at the end 2024. Repair and maintenance will be done on “best-effort” after 2024. However, it should be noted that our ability to make these repairs is subject to availability of parts. In the attempt to facilitate the transition to the current Discovery Series, TA is going to offer a trade-in program with exclusive packages.

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Advancing Lithium-Ion Battery Technology Through Rheology

Lithium-ion batteries represent the dominant rechargeable battery on the market today.  They can be found in many applications including consumer electronics, electric vehicles and industrial equipment. Due to the tremendous adoption of lithium-ion batteries in recent years, battery technology is the focus of a diverse set of research areas aiming to improve battery lifetime, performance and safety.   

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3-D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Process Optimization: A Thermal Approach

  Overview 3-D printing and additive manufacturing are growing segments due to the extreme versatility of the printable materials. The application of such technologies are numerous (rapid prototyping, complex shapes…) and require different materials with different properties. Thermal analysis can be a valuable tool to evaluate the way a material keeps its internal structure during…

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