THEMYS TGA/STA-EGA (Evolved Gas Analysis)

The highlights

The highlights

The THEMYS is the NEW benchmark for modular thermogravimetric analysis. The THEMYS is available in various platforms: Standard Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), high pressure TGA, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) TG/DSC, Differential Thermal Analysis / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DTA/DSC), and Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA).

The design of the THEMYS is to provide our users with the following: better experimental control, quality results, instrument versatility and ease of use.

Temperature rangeRT to 1 750 °CRT to 1 600 °C
Programmable heating rate0.01 to 100 °C/min
Crucible volumes30 to 300 µl80 to 100 µl
VacuumPrimary (< 1mbar), forced primary (< 5.10-2 mbar), secondary vacuum options
Calorimetric Precisionc, e+/-2 %f+/-1 %
Temperature precisionc, e+/-0.8 °C+/-0.4 °C
Temperature Accuracyc, e+/-0.4 °C+/-0.25 °C


Balance High SensitivityHigh VersatilityHigh Capacity
Measuring range (mg)Small+/-5+/-200+/-300
Large+/-50+/-2 000, AUTO-TARE+/-3 000
Maximum loading capacity 35 g35 g100 g
TGA baseline drift (temperature scanning)b, c 30 µg up to 1 000 °C
40 µg up to 1 600 °C
35 µg up to 1 000 °C
50µg up to 1 700 °C
< 100 µg up to 1 700 °C
TGA baseline drift precisionc +/-3 µg+/-10 µg
Balance resolution (small range) 0.00059 µg0.023 µg0.03 µg

a. Value at Patm, may vary according to pressure / b. Under helium flow / c. Typical data / d. Pressure dependent / e. Based on metal standard melting / f. If calibrated / RT = Room Temperature

Specifications are subject to change


Because the core of a thermogravimetric analyzer is its balance, SETARAM Instrumentation designs balances exclusively for thermal analysis applications. Three models of balance are offered with THEMYS, namely HIGH SENSITIVITY, HIGH CAPACITY and HIGH VERSATILITY.

They are all based on the hang-down design, providing the highest level of stability and the best limit of detection.

DTA, DSC, STA (TG-DTA, TG-DSC) accessories
Our range of DTA and DSC sensors feature

  • Temperature ranges up to 800, 1 000, 1 500, 1 600, 1 750 °C,
  • The most sensitive thermocouple wires available within each temperature range, including the type R thermocouples,
  • Tricouple DTA systems for enhanced sensitivity even at the highest temperatures,
  • Protected DTA rods for prolonged thermocouple lifetime even when corrosive species are evolved from the samples,
  • Easy Fit connectors for rod exchange within seconds,
  • The finest quality metal (aluminum, platinum, tungsten) or ceramic (alumina, zirconia, yttria, graphite) crucibles, with volumes from 20 to 300 μl.

Furnace and temperature control
THEMYS is designed around a single, robust and high performance graphite furnace providing a large homogeneous temperature zone required by changing experiments: small or large samples, small TGA crucibles or large tricouple DTA rods, etc. This also avoids tedious furnace exchange when experiment conditions change.

This furnace principle is consistent with the traditional SETARAM effort for providing systems with the lowest operational costs in the market.

A choice of high sensitivity thermocouples to cover changing temperature range needs is provided with an easier than ever TWIST AND LOCK system.

3 options, PureGas, GasBlend and MultiGasBlend, are made available with increasing capacities to generate and control complex atmospheres. They all have in common an intelligent software control system for sequentially changing the gas types, flowrates, or blend ratios during the experiment or sample pretreatment.

Primary, Forced Primary or Secondary Vacuum options are available with a selection of adapted vacuum pumps.

Specific accessories are designed for samples under really harsh conditions while protecting the thermal analyzer. Sleeved thermocouples (alumina) and protected DTA rods are available.

Evolved Gas Analysis
Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) enhances the thermogravimetric analyzers capacity for the investigation of the sample’s composition or thermal decomposition chemistry, thanks to the identification of the evolved species by a gas analyzer.

The THEMYS gas sampling system was designed to feature:

  • Coupling to the main gas analysis techniques: Mass spectrometry (MS), FTIR spectrometry, gas chromatography (GC) and combinations of these : TG-MS, TG-FTIR, TG-MS-FTIR, TG-GC/MS,
  • Transfer lines and parts made to ensure accurate temperature control up to 300 °C, avoiding cold condensation points,
  • Advanced sampling/gas injection strategies for GC/MS analyses with the unique Auto-Injector system,
  • Quantitative EGA after calibration using the titration TGA option,
  • Gas Analyzers data integration in the Calisto thermal analysis software.

Depending on its configuration (TGA, STA) and mode of operation (isothermal, temperature scanning), THEMYS can be applied to the characterization of organic or inorganic materials ranging from polymers, composites, oils, coal, to ceramics, cements, metals, and nanomaterials. It is the perfect tool to understand the thermal behavior of materials that are exposed to temperature increase during their production, service life, or recycling. The objectives of the experiments are the characterization of their composition, of their thermal resistance, of their corrosion resistance properties, of the efficiency of their synthesis routes, of their regeneration / recycling conditions, and the detection of their phase transitions.


Application notes

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