McGill Alert / Alerte de McGill

Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See Campus Public Safety website for details.

La réouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Complément d'information : Direction de la protection et de la prévention.

Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA): Discovery 5500 from TA Instruments

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

Faces scheduling system group: QCAM

DocumentationTraining - Rates


Measure changes in weight percent in relation to a temperature or time program in a controlled atmosphere


  • Temperature range: ambient to 1200 ˚C
  • Typical sample weight: 5-10 mg
  • Weighing precision: ± 0.01%
  • Sensitivity: 0.1 µg
  • Controlled heating rate: 0.1 to 1500 ˚C/min
  • Gas analysis furnace (EGA)
  • Furnace Air cooling (force air/nitrogen): 1000 to 50 ˚C ~ 12 min
  • Baseline dynamic drift: <10 µg (50 to 1000°C at 20°C/min)
  • Modes: Hi-Res TGA, Auto Stepwise TGA, modulated temperature TGA (MTGA)
  • Purge gas system with mass flow controllers - Atmosphere: air, nitrogen
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