DSC can be used to study the degree of purity of pharmaceutical active ingredients as derived from melting behavior, the oxidation of fats and oils, or the curing of adhesives and powder paints as well as many other topics.
With TGA, information can be gathered about such topics as the denaturing of proteins, vapor pressure and solvent content of paints.
Using TMA and DMA, the coefficient of thermal expansion can be determined, and the penetration behavior and visco-elastic behavior of viscous fluids, pastes and powders can be described.
DEA can trace the flow properties of pastes and other masses, even during processing.
With LFA, the thermal diffusivity even of melts and liquids can be measured and the thermal conductivity determined.
Multilayered organic structures can have unusual optical and physical properties, offering new possibilities for optoelectronic devices, including e.g., organic light emitting diodes (OELDs). In organic multilayers, α-NPD is a hole transporting material. Here, the TGA measurement was carried out under a reduced pressure leading to a decrease in sublimation temperature from approx. 380°C at atmospheric pressure to 240°C under reduced pressure.
Sorbitol is used as a substitute for sugar in many sweets, diet products, and medications. A proportion of 5.5% water in anhydrous Sorbitol causes the glass transition to defer from -1.7°C to -25.6°C. Both samples remain completely amorphous after the rapid cool-down following the melt (which took place before the heating mentioned above). (measurement with DSC 204 F1 Phoenix®)