Equipment

 
TA Instruments Discovery DSC25
TA Instruments Discovery DSC25

 

The DSC25 is equipped with Fusion Cell™ patented technology to provide exceptional baseline flatness, sensitivity, resolution, and reproducibility. It also comes with Exclusive Advanced T4P Tzero ® heat flow technology that conducts and stores heat capacity measurements in a single run and Modulated DSC ® (MDSC ®) for the most efficient separation of complex thermal events. The Refrigerated Cooling System (RCS40) employs a single-stage refrigeration system, which permits convenient DSC/MDSC operation over the temperature range from -40 to 400 °C. Ballistic cooling from 400 °C to ambient is achieved in about 7 minutes. This instrument is also equipped with TRIOS software and a 54 position autosampler with programmable tray positions for 24/7 operation. 

 

CMDR uses the DSC to analyze endothermic and exothermic processes of plastic materials, measuring thermal events such as the glass transition (Tg), melting, crystallization, cure reactions, onset of oxidation, and heats of transitions (enthalpy). DSC measurements can be used to determine reaction kinetics, specific heat capacity, compatibility and stability of blends and alloys, effect of aging, and impacts of additives on crystallization. 

 

Reference: https://www.tainstruments.com/wp-content/uploads/Discovery-DSC-Brochure.pdf

 

Center For Marine Debris Research

c/o Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University
41-202 Kalaniana'ole Hwy Ste #9
Waimanalo, HI 96795
cmdr@hpu.edu
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