Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA)

Technique

A technique which is able to measure the weight of a sample while it is heated with controlled temperature increase. This analysis provides graphs (weight against temperature) known as thermogravimetric curves. It is a destructive technique able to analyse even just a few mg of a sample.

Applications

  • Thermal and thermal oxidation stability
  • Composition in multi-component systems 
  • Determination of low boiling point substance content (monomer, solvent or moisture residues)
  • Thermal decomposition