Inorganics

Inorganics

With DSC and STA, the primary areas of investigation include melting, crystallization, phase transitions, specific heat, oxidation, and thermostability of non-metallic, inorganic compounds and elements. Also, the desorption and adsorption behavior of minerals and catalyzers are important application areas for TGA or STA.

The coefficient of thermal expansion and the expansion rate as well as phase transitions are measured with dilatometry.

Knowledge of the thermal diffusivity and conductivity of geological layers is becoming increasingly important for studies regarding global warming.