DMTA (Dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis (AKA - Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA))

Facility/equipment: Equipment

    Description

    Applies a non-destructive oscillating force to a sample and studies the effect the environmental conditions on the viscoelastic properties (thought of as stiffness) of the material e.g. normally as you heat a sample it becomes softer, but how soft and at what temperature? Typical materials analysed include polymers, biomaterials and metals providing information such as; glass transition temperature, changes in viscoelastic properties as a function of temperature or humidity which helps ensure meeting of technical specification.

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    Dynamic mechanical analysis
    Thermoanalysis
    Biomaterials
    Atmospheric humidity
    Stiffness
    Specifications
    Temperature
    Polymers
    Metals
    Glass transition temperature
    Hot Temperature