Dynamic Vapour Sorption @ Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy

Institution Trinity College Dublin (TCD) School of Pharmacy
County Dublin
Technique Category Particle Characterization
Technique Dynamic Vapour Sorption

Basic Capabilities

Measurement of vapour sorption (water or organic solvent) during isothermal experiments i.e. variation of mass of a sample versus vapour pressure of a solvent during an isothermal experiment.


Equipment Make Surface Measurement Systems
Equipment Model Surface Measurement Systems DVS Advantage


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Can be very sensitive to small changes of sample mass. In some cases, it is more sensitive in detection of the amorphous content than PXRD or DSC. Measures specific surface area, detects critical humidity of solvation, crystallisation.
Limitations of Technique/Equipment Long sample analysis times.

Other Details

Containment Not set up to deal with samples that require containment
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student and Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price Price Available on Request

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Anne Marie Healy

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

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