This module aims to introduce the students to special thermal analysis techniques including Thermoporometry, Thermal conductivity measurements via Laser Flash technique, Calorimetry of adsorption, Coupling of Mass Spectrometry or Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy techniques with Thermogravimetry (TG-MS and TG-FTIR) and Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectroscopy technique (Py-GC/MS). The students will learn the capabilities and limitations of these techniques as well as basic data analysis to extract various parameters from real measurements.
The lessons aim to describe that studying phase changes (melting or solidification) of a fluid confined in porosity by DSC gives information on the pore size and of the pore size distribution
By the end of the lesson, the learners should be able to use DSC to calculate a pore size and to know how the texture is organised (parallel pores, interconnected pores) and they will be able to use the model that allows these calculations.
The aim of the present lesson is to introduce the students to basic principles of measuring thermal conductivity via Laser Flash Analysis technique. Case studies will be presented and discussed with emphasis on the different type of materials and the limitations of the technique. Data analysis will be carried out using different models with emphasis on the accuracy of each case.
Adsorption on porous materials is a technic that allows separating, filtrate or store molecules. It can be used in liquid or gas phases. The amount adsorbed can be calculated but it doesn’t explain the mechanisms involved in such phenomenon. Microcalorimetry can be used to calculate the heat or enthalpy of adsorption that can indicate if there are specifics site of adsorption or if adsorption in the porosity in only a filling process.
The aim of this lesson is to introduce the students to basic principles of coupling techniques for Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA). Theory and case studies will be presented and discussed with several examples of application in different fields.
The aim of the present lesson is to introduce the students to basic principles and applications of Pyrolysis method connected with Gas chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy (Py-GC/MS). Various examples are given with emphasis to polymer studies.