Combined Thermo Gravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TGA/DSC) @ University of Limerick (UL) MSSI

Institution University of Limerick (UL) MSSI
County Limerick
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Combined Thermo Gravimetric Analysis and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (TGA/DSC)

Basic Capabilities

combined Thermo Gravimetric Analysis TGA/DSC from ambient or set temperature to 1200øC


Equipment Make Setaram
Equipment Model Labsys


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Shows weight loss with increase in temperature
Limitations of Technique/Equipment unsuitable for lightweight materials i.e. small samples and low density (sample should be greater than 10 mg)

Other Details

Containment Equipment not appropriate for highly toxic samples. Fume hoods are available. PPE must be specified in Risk Assessment
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation no
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price First sample €120; subsequent samples in the same run €60.

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Wynette Redington

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

In-house calibration against standard reference materials



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