Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC): Q2000 from TA Instruments

Contact: petr.fiurasek [at] mcgill.ca (Petr Fiurasek) - Location: OM47

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Measure heat flow associated with structure (amorphous and crystalline) and changes in structure (transitions) of materials as a function of time and temperature in a controlled atmosphere


  • Temperature range: -90 ˚C to 400 ˚C
  • Typical sample weight: 5-10 mg
  • Baseline reproducibility (Tzero): ± 10µW
  • Sensitivity: 0.2 µW
  • Temperature accuracy: ± 0.1˚C
  • Temperature precision: ± 0.01˚C
  • Optional mode: modulated temperature DSC (MDSC)
  • Direct heat capacity (Cp) measurement
  • 50-position autosampler
  • Purge gas system with mass flow controllers - nitrogen
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