TA Instruments Q100
The TA Instruments Q100 DSC is a high-throughput, versatile instrument and is capable of temperature ranges from -90°C to 550°C and running up to 50 automated samples using up to 5 reference pans. Differential scanning calorimetry is useful for determining glass transition temperatures, meting points, crystallization points, and heat of formation for specific materials. It is often used in materials characterization such as polymers or composites to determine what types of temperatures and stresses a material can handle. This is often used in conjunction with the AMSEC's thermogravimetric analyzer. This instrument is also capable of performing modulated DSC (MDSC) which can help separate reversible and nonreversible transitions. It can also help differentiate reactions or degradations from thermal transitions.