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Thermal Analysis

We have a great deal of experience in thermal methods for the study of materials and have some bespoke hyphenated approaches that can be particularly useful in obtaining complementary spectroscopic / diffraction data (DSC-Raman and DSC-PXRD).

Areas of Expertise

  • Assessment of amorphous content by DSC, modulated DSC and DMA approaches;
  • API and excipient compatibility;
  • Hydrate and solvate quantification and identification by evolved gas analysed TGA;
  • Simultaneous DSC-spectroscopic (Raman) assessment of materials for physical form / polymorph assessment.

Instruments and Facilities

  • TA Instruments Q2000 Modulated DSC with refrigerated (RCS) and liquid nitrogen (LNCS) cooling; operation in standard and modulated modes;
  • TA Instruments nanoDSC for solution studies;
  • TA Instruments Q5000 IR TGA;
  • TA Instruments Q800 DMA with air and liquid nitrogen (GCA) cooling accessories and RH accessory for humidity control;
  • Zeiss Axioplan 2 Imaging Microscope with Linkam Hot-stage.
Thermal analysis instrument

Q2000 DSC