Applications

 
Masscal G1 QCM/HCC Calorimeter

Key Benefits

of the

Masscal G-Series
of Nanobalance/
Microcalorimeters

Unique Measurement Capabilities, Accuracy, Sensitivity, and Cost

  • Single instrument for all three high-sensitivity measurements:
    • Mass Change to ± 2 ng
    • Heat Flow to ± 0.5 µW
    • Loss Compliance (J")
  • Simultaneous measurements of inter-related properties on the same sample at the same time
  • Integrated control of gas mixtures and temperature to ± 0.001ºC
  • Easily mounted sample plates
  • No fluid baths or vacuum pumps
  • Sample temperatures up to 250 C
  • Integrated humidity generator for maximum RH accuracy
  • Droplet capture access and direct NVR measurement
  • Patent-pending ultra-accuracy QCM sensors

Research & Development

  • Characterize New Materials
  • Measure Gas-Surface Reactions
  • Determine Partition Coefficients and Sorption Enthalpies
  • Optimize Formulations
  • Monitor Curing and Drying
  • Measure Depositions, Adsorptions & Interstitial Storage
  • Determine Reaction Energetics
  • Characterize End-Use Properties
  • Predict Product Lifetime and Product Storage Requirements

Manufacturing & Process Control

  • Measure Critical Parameters while Simulating Process Conditions
  • Control Quality of Sensitive Raw Materials and Intermediates
  • Assure Quality of Final Products

Challenging Real-World Problems

  • Solve Surface Interface Problems
  • Identify Sources of Product Performance Problems
  • Detect the Buildup of Harmful Gases or Surface Contaminants
  • Improve your understanding of the interaction of thin films and surfaces with their environment in nature, the laboratory and in the hands of your customers

Overview

EXAMPLES OF APPLICATIONS

Absorption

Absorption

Pharmaceutical Uptake
Softening of Coatings
Solvent Vapor Penetration
Gas and Odor Permeability
Percutaneous Absorption

Desorption

Desorption

Drying and Curing
Degassing

Surface Reactions

Surface Reactions

Chemical Reactivity
Reaction Energetics and Kinetics
Early Detection of Microorganisms
Long-Term Stability

Interstitial Storage

Interstitial Storage

Reversible Gas Sorption

Catalysis

Catalysis

Turnover Rate
Heats of Reaction
Mechanical Degradation

Adsorption

Adsorption

Moisture Adsorption
Gas and Liquid Deposition
Film Formation