Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) @ Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC

Institution Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) PMBRC
County Waterford
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Basic Capabilities

DSC measurements; modulated DSC; Temp range -90 to 725øC; specifications as per - see: web-link


Equipment Make TA Instruments
Equipment Model Q2000


Advantage of Technique/Equipment

Very sensitive technique; can distinguish between reversible and non-reversible events

Limitations of Technique/Equipment Cannot do flash DSC (rapid cooling)

Other Details

Containment Yes, high potency materials have been tested with this. Hermetically sealed DSC pans are filled in isolator and analysed in lab
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Trained PhD student or Experienced postdoctoral researcher
Indicative Price €75 / sample

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Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

PM contract in place



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