Polymer Characterization

IMG_4484Our lab is experienced in a variety of polymer characterization techniques. We have the equipment and resources to assist external users in testing at the rates listed below. Additional expenses for consumables (e.g. solvents, gases, liquid nitrogen) may apply.

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Polymer Characterization Techniques We Use
  • Spectroscopy (e.g. NMR, FTIR)
  • Chromatography (e.g. GPC)
  • Microscopy (e.g. SEM)
  • Thermal analysis (e.g. TGA, DSC, DMTA)
  • Surface analysis (e.g. contact angle analysis, ellipsometry, XPS, QCM)
  • Mechanical analysis (e.g. tensile and compression tests, DMA)
Abbreviation notations:

  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • Fourier transforma-InfraRed (FTIR)
  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA)
  • Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA)
  • X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Quartz crystal microbalance (QCM)
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA)
In-Lab Equipment
  • Dynamic Mechanical (Thermal Analyzer (DMA) TA Instruments Q800
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analyzer (TGA) TA Instruments Q50
  • Fourier Transform-InfraRed Spectrometer (FTIR) Tensor 27 FTIR
  • Polymerization Reactor
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) TA Instruments Q100
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC) Viscotek 270 Triple Detector System
  • Polymer Synthesis Equipment
  • Rotary Evaporator
TAMU User Facilities

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