Due to the cancellation of numerous events around the world, we moved our talks online in order to present the latest topics in the world of thermal analysis and rheology.
In seven free webinars spread over four days, we covered relevant topics from the features of our software, Proteus® and LIMS support from NETZSCH, to our different coupling solutions and how to measure shear viscosity. Below is a quick summary and access to all webcasts!
How NETZSCH realizes GC-MS and FT-IR couplings
Dr. Michael Schöneich and Dr. Carolin Fischer introduced the different coupling options between thermal analyzers to GC-MS devices and Bruker FT-IR spectrometers.
Dr. Michael Schöneich set out by explaining how the combination of thermogravimetric analysis and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry works. The coupling approach can be utilized to obtain a wide variety of information, e.g. material degradation, thermal stability, material safety and contamination. In two examples, it was shown how the thermal stability of drugs and foods and the degradation of polymers can be analyzed in detail with GC/MS.
Dr. Carolin Fischer explained the different coupling options for FT-IR spectrometers from Bruker and how to choose the right setup. Furthermore, she explained the exchange of measurement data between the NETZSCH and Bruker software so that thermogravimetry curves can be displayed in correlation with Gram Schmidt and other FT-IR traces like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or water.
Measurement – Evaluation – Interpretation with the NETZSCH DSC
Dr. Ekkehard Füglein showed in a hands-on webinar how easy it is to perform a DSC measurement and how to evaluate and interpret the results.
Trouble-Shooting by Means of DSC with the Unique Software Tool Identify
Dr. Stefan Schmölzer demonstrated how quality control and failure analysis in the polymer industry can easily be achieved by means of DSC and the software feature Identify. In a case study, he explains how the cause of failure can be analyzed in detail. As a result, from the analysis, he explained how quality control criteria can be implemented by using the software features Identify.
LIMS support software feature from NETZSCH
Dr. Gabriele Kaiser explained how Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) support all workflows in a laboratory and how the communication with instruments and vice versa works. It was further demonstrated how the individual software features are used.
How to measure the Shear Viscosity properly
Torsten Remmler gave a general overview on how to measure a shear viscosity curve and discussed the difference between steady-state and transient data. By introducing the principle of operation for a rotational and high-pressure capillary rheometer, the typical shear rate ranges for both methods is explained. Example data of polymer solutions, polymer melts and dispersions are used to show how viscosity curves can be related to practical flow processes.
Summary and Q&A
Finally, Holger Rahner summarized the key aspects of all previous webinars and answered questions from webinar participants.
Enjoy the webcasts!
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