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Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) and sweeping calorimetry (DSC)

Analyzing a material and how it changes over temperature provides information about its properties, structure and reactions.


Att veta hur ett material beter sig under hög temperatur säger mer om materialet än bara dess reaktion på temperaturer och är ofta en kritisk mätning för att karaktärisera ett material.


Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is used to measure mass change as a function of temperature, often to determine when and in what steps a material decomposes. Sweeping Calorimetry (DSC) is used to measure thermal energy flow during a reaction or phase transition in a material over a temperature range. The methods and standards used depend on the material being tested and the result of interest. Often no standards are used but a sweep is made over the relevant temperature range to see how the material reacts. Our equipment is a 'simultaneous thermal analysis' (STA) device has the ability to perform both TGA and DSC simultaneously and can for example be used for:

  • Measure activation energies
  • Measure phase transitions
  • Measure moisture content
  • Measure at what temperatures material decomposes
  • Measure pyrolysis
  • Measure reactions
  • Etc

Our STA has the ability to measure from 20 ° C to 1650 ° C in a controlled atmosphere of any ratio between Oxygen-Nitrogen. The desired temperature program can follow standards or be developed as needed. We have the ability to measure extra large samples, up to 5 milliliters.


When the measurement is performed, all results are obtained as well as a report on how the measurement was done where the most important results are presented.


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Thermogravimetric analysis and sweeping calorimetry

Metrology Area

Mass / Weight, Temperature

Innovation area

Fire safety, Cement and concrete, Energy, Chemical and biological analysis, Corrosion, Material transition

Delivery level



Depending on materials and wishes. Each material and desired result follow different standards.


Price on tender

Delivery time

Measurements are made within 1 week after the material has arrived at RISE. The first draft of the report is received 2 weeks after measurements and the final report is received 3 weeks after measurements.


All preparations take place at RISE.

Materials are sent to

Delivery address:

RISE Research Institute of Sweden AB

Att: TGA

Brinellgatan 4

House 3, Gate H

504 62 Borås, Sweden

Johan Sjöström

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