Smart Thermal Analysis: Measurements Wanted?

Imagine the typical situation in everyday laboratory work: A new sample has to be analyzed, but what are the suitable measurement conditions such as temperature program, sample mass or the right crucible? And what measurement results can be expected? Perhaps such kind of sample was already measured by you in the past ‒ or maybe by NETZSCH. Wouldn’t it help a lot to simply search in a database for thermal analysis? Identify, which is a part of the Proteus® analysis software, is the solution!

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Fast Compatibility Check by Means of DSC and SuperPosition

Drug-excipient compatibility studies constitute an important phase in the development stage (pre-formulation) of dosage forms. They provide information whether physicochemical interactions happen between API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) and excipients. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetry (TGA) are fast and easy-to-use methods to get first information about drug-excipient compatibility. For that, DSC and/or TGA measurements are … Read moreFast Compatibility Check by Means of DSC and SuperPosition

Viscometer or Rheometer – which is best for me?

Deciding whether to purchase either a viscometer or a rheometer is not always straightforward. This guide will take you through the differences and how a rheometer could be more suited for your needs.

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How Thermal Analysis can unlock Nature’s Secrets

Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) is the amorphous and least stable polymorph of calcium carbonate. ACC is extremely unstable under normal conditions and is found for example in sea urchins and corals. The influence of ACC on the outstanding macromechanical properties of Echinoderm calcite is unknown. In this paper Thermal Analysis methods were used to investigate the thermal stability of sea urchin spines.

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How UV-light Exposure Times Affect Component Properties in Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has been around for several years. The main application for a long time was prototyping in the early stages of product development. Recently, new technologies like Digital Light Synthesis (DLS) are shaking up the AM sector. Using DLS and a two-stage dual-curing process, 3D printing is now being considered for mass production of parts since it has become considerably faster and the final product shows improved mechanical characteristics.

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Smart Thermal Analysis (Part IIb): Identify … the Most Comprehensive Database in Thermal Analysis

Identify is the most comprehensive database system in Thermal Analysis! In a nutshell, Identify can be used for the recognition and comparison of measurement curves. Signals of types DSC, TGA, DIL/TMA and cp are supported, curves can be found and overlaid easily. This article highlights the great database contents of Identify (status 11/2019): The Identify database already contains about 2300 database entries!

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How to precisely identify the composition of a rubber compound

Carbon black is a virtually indispensable product for the polymer industry, whether in rubber mixtures as a strengthener, pigment for plastics, conductive agent or UV stabilizer, depending on the occurrence, particle size and structure. Therefore, it is crucial to evaluate and confirm its level and precise dispersion in order to avoid  adverse effects on the final material costs and mechanical properties

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