Introduction to Thermal Analysis & Thermophysical Properties for Advanced Materials Characterization

Using Thermal Analysis & Thermophysical Properties Measurement Techniques

This technical seminar will delve deeply into the most important methods for thermal analysis and measurement of thermophysical properties including DSC, TGA, STA (Simultaneous DSC/DTA/TGA), Laser Flash for Thermal Diffusivity and Thermal Conductivity, Seebeck Coefficient measurements, as well as Dilatometry for thermal expansion.

These versatile techniques are excellent tools for answering critical questions in the areas of product development, quality control & assurance, failure analysis and research of new products & materials. Measurement theory, instrument design, and practical applications will be detailed.

Additional focus will be on the newest Laser Flash, Dilatometers and  Seebeck Coefficient instruments as well as their applications to thermoelectric materials research and their performance.

The goal of this seminar is to demonstrate the capability of these thermoanalytical methods with real life pplications from the fields of thermoplastics, thermosets, metals, ceramics, and other advanced materials.

Target group

Scientists, engineers, and laboratory personnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal properties measurement for advanced materials characterization.


Tuesday, December 3

DoubleTree Hotel
5801 Southfield Freeway
Detroit MI  48228
Phone: (313) 336-3340


Wednesday, December 4

Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare
2930 S. River Road
Des Plaines, IL  60018
Phone: (847) 296-8900

Participation fee

No charge, but you must pre-register because seating is limited. Includes lecture materials, continental breakfast and lunch.


8.45 AM Arrival & Continental Breakfast
9.15 AM Welcome & Introduction to NETZSCH
9.30 AM Introduction to TGA, DSC and Simultaneous DSC/TGA for Research, Quality Control and Failure Analysis
10.30 AM Break
10.50 AM Hyphenated Techniques for Evolved Gas Coupling Methods: FT-IR, QMS and GC-MS
11.30 AM Application Examples: Thermal Analysis and Evolved Gas Analysis of Polymers and Ceramics
12.10 AM Live DSC 214 Polyma and TG 209 F1 Libra with compact FT-IR including SmartMode and AutoEvaluation Software Demonstrations
12.30 AM Lunch
1.30 PM Introduction to Thermophysical Properties Measurements Techniques: Specific Heat, Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity
2.20 PM Break
2.40 PM Thermal Expansion Methods: DMA, TMA and Dilatometry
3.30 PM Wrap Up & Final Discussion