Instrument: TGA

Thermogravimetric Analyiser used for TGA measures the change in material mass as a function of temerature or time as the specimen is exposed to a controlled temperature program in a controlled enviroment.


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Post author: Nicole McMillan. Last update: 22/12/2015 at 12:16 pm by Nicole McMillan.



Dr. Phil Wright

Phone: 9903 9020



Manufacturer: Perkin Elmer, Pyris 1. Installed 2015.

High precision TGA suitable for measuring material weight loss over a wide temperature range (sub ambient to 1000 °C). Hyphenation to FTIR and GC-MS available.

Funding sources: Philanthropic, Institutional

Benefits of the TGA

High sensitivity ultra-microbalance
Balance is thermally isolated from furnace
Fast cool down to increase throughput
Efficient gas switching
Responsive temperature control

Technical features and specifications

Temperature range:
Standard furnace – ambient to 1000 °C
Low temp furnace – 0 to 400 °C
Scan rate of 0.1 to 200 °C/min
Reproducible to ± 2 µg
Sensitivity 0.1 µg
Accuracy <±0.02 %
Precision 0.001 %
Capacity 1300 mg
Sample atmosphere:
Includes nitrogent, oxygen, argon, and other inert or reactive gasses.
Hyphenation to FTIR and GCMS


Capacity: We encourage greater utilisation
Operation: User operated training provided, User or facility staff operate, User or facility staff operate pricing may vary
Access: Access pricing may vary, Book it on ARIN, External researcher use available