Nanoscale Characterization Facility - Indiana University, Department of Chemistry

Thermal Gravimetric Analysis



The automated Q5000 is used for complex thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) applications, low-level detection of impurities, kinetic studies, off-gas analysis, and high heating rate operation. Its design integrates a thermobalance engineered for maximum baseline flatness and high sensitivity, with the power and flexibility of an infrared furnace, and a proven horizontal purge gas system. User convenience features include the 25-position autosampler, the integral electromagnet, and software for scheduling automatic calibration, verification and diagnostic tests.


TGA usage is $10.30/hour. The users must log into the log book and the individual Excel sheet prior to using the instrument for billing purposes. The log book comments will help in assessing a possible malfunction which may occur during the user’s time.

Research Examples


Irina Tsvetkova

010 Simon Hall