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Thermal Analysis

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact Information

Xiaoqiang Hou





Instrument Type

Thermal analysis, Simultaneous TG/DTA or TG/DSC, Thermal Mechanics Analysis

Netzsch STA 409, Netzsch 402ES, and Netzsch Skimmer.


Whole-rock analysis (major and trace element)

Typical Use:

Temperature range is -100 to 1600°C for simultaneous DSC/DTA/TG, room temperature to 1600°C for dilatometry, and room temperature to 2000°C for simultaneous thermal analysis and detection and analysis of the reaction gases using a quadruple mass spectrometer.

Conditions for Use:

Submitted samples will be analyzed on a contract basis (i.e. lab personnel will do the work)

User Fees:

DSC, TG, DTA $50/sample
Dilameter, MS $75/sample

Instrument Priorities:

Remote Use:


Sample Preparation:


Standard Collections/Lab Blanks:


Educational Use:

Class demonstrations are available for undergraduates.
Graduate student research projects are invited.

Support provided by:

Cement Industries

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