Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

TA Instruments DSC-Q100

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) measures heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a sample (glass transitions, phase transitions) as temperature is ramped up or down (scanned).  

The DSC-Q100 is designed for the study of materials. MEASUREMENTS ON BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES IN SOLUTION REQUIRES A DIFFERENT TYPE OF INSTRUMENT.

Our DSC-Q100 is equipped with the "Refrigerated Cooling System" (RCS) which provides for a sample temperature range: -80 to +400 C.

As sample holders, our facility has standardized on TA Instruments "Aluminum hermetic cells."

Applications

  • Properties measured include glass transitions, "cold" crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure/cure kinetics, and oxidative stability.
  • Comparison, selection, and end-use performance evaluation of materials in research, quality control and production applications.

 

Manufacturer: TA Instruments DSC-Q100
Equipment Rates & Fees
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Standard $17.64 $29 $58 $52
Assisted $35.28 $58 $116 $104
Training $69 $114 $227 $204
  RPI Users External Nonprofit External Industry External Industry Partners
Personnel Time $60 $99 $197 $178

Valid through July 31, 2022. Rates are hourly unless specified otherwise and are subject to change without further notice.

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  • Equipment: If you used Core Facility equipment, please note this in the Materials and Methods. e.g., Thermogravimetric analysis was carried out using a TA Instruments TGA-Q50 (Rensselaer CBIS Analytical Biochemistry Core Facility).
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