We can help you understand your challenges better with a range of systems designed to obtain rates of both temperature and pressure rises during decomposition as well as to measure kinetics and determine long term stability of materials or formulations.
Batteries are essential power sources for every application from your new MP3 player, to the development of carbon neutral transportation. As demand for new and more powerful battery packs grows so do materials requirements. Setaram offers you a broad range of technologies for your laboratory, including traditional TGA and DSC as well as Gas Sorption techniques.
Cements, Plasters, raw materials
The methods to build time resistant architectural structures using blends of mineral has been known since roman times. But new cement or concrete formulations still need to be tested in order to be developed for more and more challenging applications
Thermal analysis is one of the most powerful techniques in the field of food characterization.
Experimental data associated with the thermal behavior of products and ingredients during their preparation or use allows a variety phenomena to be characterized.
Energetic materials such as rocket propellants or pyrotechnics present this paradox of containing high heat amounts which need to be stabilized during long periods of time but quickly released on demand.
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) allows acquiring data on biomass decomposition (combustion, torrefaction or pyrolysis) steps involving mass losses. Simultaneous differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) detects all the heat effects of the sample, and volatiles can be transferred to gas analyzers for identification.
Ceramics, Cermets, Composites
Ceramic materials (technical or refractory) are inorganic and non-metallic. Usually they are shaped from the "green body" at room temperature and acquire their typical properties during a sintering process at high temperatures.
Catalysts & Adsorbents
Catalysts are generally used to lower the energy input necessary for a chemical reaction to occur and to increase the corresponding reaction rate. On the industrial scale, it allows running reactions at lower temperatures.
Although glass is a very common material, its increasing technicality for special applications, and issues linked with its worldwide scale manufacturing requires state of the art analytic tools.
CO2 Capture and Sequestration
Carbon neutral energy generation lies not just with renewable sources of energy, but with technology to make existing, and future energy sources, more environmentally responsible. One of the key areas of research is into the capture and sequestration of CO2 and Setaram offers a broad range of technologies that can be used to assist your research in these important fields:
Metals & Alloys
With its high-sensitivity and high-temperature (up to 2400°C) thermal analyzers, SETARAM offers a wide range of systems that are specially designed for R & D on metals and alloys. Additional accessories and systems allow thermal measurements in special atmospheres (oxidative, damp, corrosive, etc.).
Energy Storage Materials
The demand for improved energy efficiency is driving the development of systems allowing energy saving. Phase Change Materials incorporated in building materials for dynamic insulation or other examples such as carbon dioxide hydrates used in refrigeration loops can be accurately studied by our microcalorimeters, calorimeters and DSC.
General thermal characterization of minerals (clays, feldspars, gypsum, …) is necessary to understand their structure or change of structure with time and structure. It can for example lead to key information for the understanding of the formation of geological layers.
Nanometer scaled materials (nanocrystals, nanotubes, nanospheres, nanocomposites,…) can enhance the mechanical, electrical, magnetic, optical, or chemical properties of conventional materials, and help in understanding small scale physical effects because of their intermediate size between bulk materials and atomic structures.
Fuel Cell & Hydrogen
The storage of hydrogen and the development of fuel cells are one of the main issues for the development of renewable energies in the next few years. Different groups of materials have the potentiality to store and release hydrogen.
Various issues relating to the presence of gas hydrates and their formation and dissociation need to be well understood. Plugging of pipelines is one of the main problems encountered by oil and gas companies.
Heat accumulation in wastes storage due to oxidation may lead to hazardous situations if not controlled. Microcalorimetry provides the necessary information to overcome such problems.