The Thermal Characterization Facility is used as a research and teaching facility. It consists in two dynamic scanning calorimeters (DSC) and one thermal gravimetric analyzer (TGA). The DSC instruments are used for the characterization of thermal transitions such as crystallization, melting, and glass transitions as well as the measurement of other thermal properties such as heat capacity and reaction rates. The TGA instrument is used to characterize the thermal stability of organic materials and the volatile content of materials. Teaching activities include the use of DSC instruments in the Polymer 602 Characterization Laboratory.
The facility has no instruments.