STA F3 Jupiter with SKIMMER Furnace:

STA F3 Jupiter with SKIMMER Furnace:

Special, integrated coupling system for high performance gas analysis.

The SKIMMER furnace enables a direct coupling with a quadrupole mass spectrometer (QMS), one of the most sensitive system for evolved gas analysis. The coupling takes place directly in the furnace of the STA 449 F3 Jupiter, which is especially developed for the usage with the SKIMMER coupling. The first pressure reduction stage is arranged directly above the sample container. The orifice is so designed that it works as divergent nozzle. The SKIMMER is the second pressure reduction stage and arranged in the range of the forming compression area behind the nozzle.

The distance between the sample and the high-vacuum component is only ca. 12 mm. The system design allows the gas transfer to occur at nearly the same temperature as the sample, therefore circumventing any condensation issues. The vertical gas flow in the sample chamber and the minimal distance between the sample and SKIMMER orifice ensures a reliable transfer of the evolving gases. This results in short retention times and a high sensitivity.

The STA 449 Jupiter series is the ultimate system for versatility carrying out TGA, simultaneous TGA-DSC or simultaneous TGA-DTA measurements. The easily user-exchangeable sample carriers result in a very powerful and versatile STA system flexible enough to handle the broadest application range.

NETZSCH STA 449 F3 Jupiter with SKIMMER Coupling
Key Technical Data

Key Technical Data

(subject to change)

STA and QMS features:

  • Temperature range:
    • SiC furnace: RT to 1450°C with SKIMMER orifice from alumina
    • Graphite furnace: RT to 1950°C with SKIMMER orifice from glassy carbon
  • Heating rate:
    Standard furnaces: 0.001 to approx. 100 K/min
  • Weighing range of balance system:
    35 g
  • Sensor types:
    DSC, DTA, TG, DSC-cp, quickly interchangeable
  • Extension with glove box
    available (option)
  • Corrosion resistant version
    available (option)
  • Crucibles of various types
    and in in different dimensions
  • Mass range available with QMS:
    • 1 to 512 u (*)
  • Resolution:
    0.5 u (*)
  • Measuring modes / scan rates:
    • Analog scan
    • Scan Bargraph
    • Multi Ion Detection (MID)
  • Detector:
    Faraday, SEM (Channeltron), detection limit
  • SKIMMER temperature:
    sample temperature
  • SKIMMER material:
    Alumina (1450°C)
    Glassy carbon (2000°C)
  • Ionisation:
    electron impact

u* = unified mass unit



The STA 449 F3 Jupiter-QMS 403/5 SKIMMER system runs in couplings with NETZSCH thermal analysis instruments under Proteus® Software on Windows®. The Proteus® Software includes everything you need to carry out a measurement and evaluate the resulting data. Through the combination of easy-to-understand menus and automated routines, a tool has been created that is extremely user-friendly and, at the same time, allows sophisticated analysis. The Proteus® Software is licensed with the instrument and can of course be installed on other computer systems.

QMS features:

  • Analog scan, scan rates > 0.2 s/u (*)
  • Scan Bargraph, scan Rates > 20 ms/u (*)
  • Multi Ion Detection (MID) up to 64 selectable mass numbers, scan rates > 10 ms/u (*)
  • Characteristic temperatures (Onset, Peak and End)
  • Peak areas for quantitative evaluation and calibration
  • Spectra subtraction

    u* = unified mass unit

You can use the following software with this product:

Proteus® Software, Advanced Software



With the PulseTA® technique an exactly defined quantity of gas is injected to the purge gas of the thermobalance (TGA) or the simultaneous thermal analysis instrument (STA).

function principle of PulseTA®function principle of PulseTA®


Application literature

Application literature
Application literature
Application literature

Binder burnout and sintering behavior of green zirconia material analyzed by different thermoanalytical techniques

published: Ceramic Industry, September (2005) 29

Application literature
Application literature

Quantification of the volatile components of natural glasses and rocks

published: JTAC, Vol 80 (2005) 749




NETZSCH Analyzing and Testing at the Analytica 2016

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