Thermomechanical analysis (TMA) is used to measure dimensional changes of a material as a function of temperature. Thermal expansion and effects such as softening, crystallization and solid-solid transitions determine the potential applications of a material and provide important information about its composition. Viscoelastic behavior can be studied by varying the applied force (DLTMA mode).
Features and Benefits of the METTLER TOLEDO TMA/SDTA 2+:
- Wide temperature range – from –150 to 1600 °C
- SDTA – for the simultaneous measurement of thermal effects
- One Click™ – provides efficient sample measurement
- Nanometer resolution – allows very small dimensional changes to be measured
- Dynamic load TMA (DLTMA mode) – measures weak transitions and elasticity
- Wide measurement range – for small and large samples
- Modular design – allows future expansion to meet new requirements
- Hyphenated techniques – for Evolved Gas Analysis using MS, GC-MS, or FTIR
The TMA/SDTA 2+ incorporates Swiss precision mechanics and is available in four versions with furnace systems optimized for measurements between –150 and 1600 °C.