Physical property analysis

Testing and validation > Material characterisation

Description

When a material is developed, there are key properties that can be determined to define the materials. These can include the temperature profile of the material, the physical strength, the hardness, the colour or the size of the material.

One important technique is differential scanning calorimetry (DSC),...

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Micro-VU Vertex 312UC (UoA)

Coordinate measuring machine

Optofab

Optofab

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    A coordinate measuring machine with camera and touch probes.

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    Measurement capacity: 315 x 315 x 250 mm. Scale resolution: 0.1 µm.

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Perkin Elmer STA 6000 (UoA)

Simultaneous thermal analyser (STA)

Optofab

Optofab

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    STA simultaneously combines differential thermal analysis (DSC and DTA) with thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA). STA is commonly used for measuring melting/crystallisation temperature, reaction enthalpies, quantity of volatile content in materials and thermal stabilities

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    Specifications: Temperature range from 15°C to 1000°C; Typical sample size from 5 mg to 100 mg (Up to 1500 mg); Sample purge gases: Argon, Nitrogen, Oxygen or Air. Hyphenated option: STA 6000 can be coupled to FTIR via TL8000 FTIR EGA system for TG-IR analysis for identifying out-gassing products.

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Mettler Toledo DMA/SDTA861e (UQ)

Dynamic mechanical analyser

QLD

QLD

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    Investigates the dynamic mechanical behaviour of a material sample as a function of frequency and temperature.

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    Temperature range of -150°C – 500°C with an accuracy of 0.5 K.

    Maximum peak force of 12N, 18N or 40N and minimum peak force of 0.005N.

    Frequency range of 0.001 – 1000Hz.

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Mettler Toledo DSC 1 STARe System (UQ)

Differential scanning calorimetry

QLD

QLD

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    A system capable of analysing thermal properties of both organic and inorganic materials including glass transition temperature, enthalpy of melting, heat capacity, and thermal degradation.

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    Temperature range ambient to 550°C with a 0.02K precision.

    Autosampler. 

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Mettler Toledo TGA/DSC 1 STAR e (UQ)

Thermogravimetric analysis

QLD

QLD

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    Evaluate stepwise changes in mass of polymers and organic compounds with temperature. Also combined with Differential scanning calorimetry to determine the temperature profile of the sample.

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    Observes weight loss of organic and polymer compounds with temperature up to 500°C.

    Transition temperatures can also be determined.

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