Sub-ambient DMA Measurements up to -70°C without Using LN2

Many investigations in the field of polymers with lower stiffness require a measurement start below room temperature. As an alternative to existing solutions with Vortex tube and liquid nitrogen cooling, NETZSCH now offers the new compact AIC 80 intracooler for DMA measurements that works with chilled air. It reliably cools samples to -70°C without the use of liquid nitrogen.

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How mechanical properties of polymers change with temperature

Professor Dr Tim. A. Osswald and Dr Tobias Pflock talk about the effect temperature has on the polymer’s properties. The room temperature modulus is often the only value given to describe the mechanical property of a polymer material. But temperature dependence of mechanical performance of polymer material significantly differs to that of other materials such as metals or ceramics and is vital information for many everyday applications of polymers.

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