Summer School and Workshop in calorimetry 2015

Summer School and Workshop in calorimetry 2015
calorimetry and thermal methods in material science”

Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, applied to the characterization of catalysts, supports and adsorbents, and to the study of catalytic reactions in various domains: air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, …

The school is addressed to PhD students, Post-docs, researchers, engineers, technical staff and technologists, belonging to academic structures as well as to private companies, already working or interested to orient their future research in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry, and which wish to acquire skill in such methods applied to the characterization of solid supports and catalysts and to the catalytic reactions studies. English-speaking participants will be also welcome (lessons will be given both in French and in English).

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Twentieth Symposium & Workshop on Thermal Analysis


Thermodynamics and phase diagram studies Thermochemical and thermophysical properties of materials Solid state reactions and kinetics Thermal properties of ceramics and cermets Thermal behavior of nanomaterials and coated particles Thermal analysis of:

  • Mineral Composites, Ceramic & Polymeric materials
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Glasses
  • High energy materials*
  • Catalysts
  • Bio-materials
  • Strucutural alloys

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WHEN: February 3, 2016 at 10:00am EDT

The application of coupled techniques in the field of thermogravimetric analysis is well established, particularly for the investigation of the chemistry of thermal decompositions and identification of the evolved species. The main techniques currently are FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) or MS (mass spectrometry). However, these techniques have limitations, especially when a large number of molecules are evolved simultaneously. For that reason a more comprehensive TG-GC-MS technique, which involves a separation of the evolving species by GC and identification by MS, became a necessity.

SETARAM and Automation designed a TGA-GC-MS line allowing to coordinate TGA measurements with injections on the GC column. The system includes an appropriate automated sampling loop that allows either injection of the gas stream in the GC column or releasing it outside the system. All gases evolving from the TGA furnace also flow through the sample loop so their concentration in the loop reflects the exact gas ratio in the furnace. The whole line, including the sampling loop is designed to withstand high temperatures and can be heated up to 350 °C.

Examples on the applications of TGA-MS and TGA-FTIR coupled techniques on both inorganics and organics will be shown. Additionally, a study of the decomposition of polymers (TGA-GC-MS) will be presented in details to illustrate how this technique that can give more in-depth understanding of the degradation of complex substances. The presence of small quantities of heavy molecules with high boiling points (e.g. styrene dimer) can be detected in a gas flow rich in other substances.

This webinar will be of particular interest to thermal analysis and materials science researchers.


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The Largest Annual Trade Show in the World for Laboratory Science & Instrumentation

ARABLAB is the only trade show for the Analytical Industry that reaches buyers from the growth markets such as the Middle East & Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent, as well as China & Asia. ARABLAB connects people from all over the world and showcases the very latest laboratory and instrumentation equipment from all the leading manufacturers in the world.

See us at booth no 484

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Discover Dubai  Majestic Dubai Hotel

Seminar on Calorimetry, DSC, TGA and Thermal Conductivity

Please join us for a buffet lunch & presentation at 10.00 am on Thursday 24th March 2016 at Majestic Hotels Towers, Bur Dubai.

For location please check here


•    Latest trends & applications of DifferentialScanning Calorimeters.
•  Introduction to High Pressure Thermo Gravimetric Analyzers (TGA), Coupling Techniques to TG-GC-GC-MS and sp. accesories (Titration TGA, VOC adsorption)
•  Enviromental applications of Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry (CCS, H2, biomass, Materials for Thermal Energy Storage…)


As the world’s leading trade fair for quality assurance, Control brings together users from all over the world with the international market leaders and innovative suppliers of all QA related technologies, products, subsystems and complete solutions in hard and software.


For registration and confirmation pls. call or send mail to Mr. Rahul on / Mob. +97155 5616 780

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WHEN: March 30, 2016 at 10:00am EDT
Webex – Register for details

Nanomaterials have become extremely important in applications as catalysts, batteries, and sensors because of the high surface-to-volume ratio, which makes them more reactive than the macroscopic analogues. The decrease in the particle size may result in a stabilization of different structures and phase assemblages, which will subsequently affect the functions and the applications of the materials. Being their main advantage, the high surface area and the complex interfaces require a special methodology to characterize them and investigate their properties.

The Thermomechanical analysis technique was used to study the sintering behavior of YSZ with nano transition metal oxides used as sintering aid. Both the densification kinetics activation energy of natural and synthetic hydroxyapatite were obtained using the same technique. The thermogravimetric analysis and the TG-DSC are the most suitable technique to assess the thermal behavior and the oxidation state of mixed Co-Mn and Co-Fe nano spinels.

The change in the thermodynamic stability fields and in the phase equilibria of several nano oxides. containing Co, Zn, Fe, Mn, and Li will be shown as an example. High temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry in a combination with a coupled manometric-calorimetric technique and TG-DSC was used to obtain the surface and interfacial energy of both hydrated and anhydrous surface.


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The role of materials & technologies in the success of a product

On 20 and 21 April, Materials 2016, the trade fair and conference, will be the meeting point for professionals who are involved in choosing, applying, processing and finishing materials.

Topics Materials 2016:
(New) materials, surfacetreatment, analysistechniques, testing, measuring, bondingtechniques, forming techniques, heat treatments, damage assessment and specialist material operations.There is a lot of attention for solutions of all kinds of ‘material challenges’.  Think of: corrosion, adhesion, temperature resistance, recycling, recyclability, wear resistance, frictional resistance, UV-resistance and deformability

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STK Meeting 2016-SETARAM


Thermal Safety and Flow Chemistry

The aim of the association STK is to assemble scientists and specialists from universities and industries in the field of thermal analysis and calorimetry.

STK organizes its annual meeting 2016 in Visp (VS) at LONZA. The 2016 meeting will be opened to applications of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry; Manufacturers will exhibit instruments in these fields.

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25th International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis, Biotechnology and analytica conference

Its unique exhibition profile unites all topics that pertain to modern analysis in research and industry. The various exhibition sectors will give you a comprehensive overview of the market. Be sure to also visit the scientific analytica conference and our practice-oriented program of related events.

SETARAM is pleased to meet you!

Hall A1 Booth 129-3

1.1.2 Materials testing
2.1.15 Thermal analysis systems
3.5.2 Calorimeters
3.5.9 Differential calorimetry
3.5.10 Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
3.5.11 Thermogravimetry – TGA
3.10.3 Dilatometry Thermo balances
Analysis in R & D
Instrumental analysis

WEBINAR: Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry in Process Safety Applications

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Thermal analysis and calorimetry applied to process safety applications

WHEN: May 11, 2016 at 10:00am EDT

Differential Scanning Calorimetry is the ideal thermal stability screening, small-scale (mg) tool for laboratories involved in process safety and thermal hazards investigations. The flexibility of such a technique allows the investigations with different experimental conditions to predict the various situations that can occur during a decomposition and to simulate the different parameters that can affect such phenomena.
Isothermal calorimetry: to measure heats of reaction and kinetic parameters of these reactions on a few grams of sample material. It requires longer tests, therefore isothermal calorimeters must have a signal that remains very stable over time like C80.
Reaction calorimetry: To simulate a chemical process under conditions closer to the industrial ones, with larger volumes. Sensys DSC, C80 and DRC provide the accurate data that are needed for the evaluation of the safety of a given process, and the kinetics evaluation of these data with the AKTS software lead to the simulation of a variety of real-life conditions (kilo from to ton scale, and very long term behavior).




Calorimetry and thermal methods in material science

Calorimetry and thermal analysis methods, alone or linked to other techniques, will be described and applied to the characterization of catalysts, oxides, metals, supports, adsorbents, polymers, composites, food, pharmaceuticals, mesoporous solids, ionic liquids, phase change materials, heat storage materials, hydrogen storage materials. Examples will be given in various domains: catalytic reactions, air and wastewater treatment, clean and renewable energies, refining of hydrocarbons, green chemistry, hydrogen production and storage, CO2 capture, interseasonal heat storage, food chemistry, polymers…

The described techniques will be the following: calorimetry, DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), TGA (thermogravimetric analysis), DTA (differential thermal analysis), TPD (thermoprogrammed desorption), TPR/TPO (thermoprogrammed reduction/oxidation), and coupled techniques as  Calorimetry – Volumetry, TG-DSC-MS, DSC – Gas Chromatography, Calorimetry – UV / Visible spectroscopy, Calorimetry – HPL Chromatography, Titration and flow calorimetry, modulated DSC,..

Thematic workshops on case studies will be organized according to the scientific interests of the participants (i.e. CO2 capture, hydrogen storage and production, thermochemical heat storage, polymer decomposition, catalytic active sites characterization, experimental set-up and instruments calibrations, experimental data interpretation…). Participants are invited to submit their wishes in the registration form (“Remarks” section).
Participants are encouraged to submit a 1 page summary of their work to be considered for oral/poster presentation during the workshop. Experts in the various domains of thermal analysis will be available for discussions.

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016,
10 AM UTC-5 (New York, Toronto, Bogota)

4 PM UTC+1 (Paris, Brussels, Berlin)

Energetics of zeolites and other framework materials studied by thermal analysis and calorimetry

The experimental studies of frameworks have been focused on many classes of materials: metals, zeolites, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), nano oxides, etc. Understanding their sorption properties, thermodynamic stability and the energetics of gas-solid interactions is essential for their applications.
Calorimetric measurements provide crucial information related to the synthesis and tailoring the materials properties; the characterization of the obtained products the sorption thermodynamics and kinetics. Combining calorimetry with a manometric system is used to obtain the differential, integral, isosteric heat of adsorption, and to study the regeneration and cycle life of the materials.
Additionally, combining it with manometric-calorimetric measurements and TG-DSC, allows studying experimentally the surface energetics of nanomaterials and particle size – properties relation.

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ICTAC 2016

2016 International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Conference hosted by the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS)

Please join us in Orlando, Florida August 14-19, 2016
at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotel & Conference Center.

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aicat 2016


XXXVIII National Congress on Calorimetry, Thermal Analysis  and Applied Thermodynamics

“Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Guido Barone”

The congress aim is to provide to the scientists working in calorimetry, thermal analysis and closely related topics an opportunity for an exchange of scientific information, critical discussion and advanced planning on fundamental and applied research of aspects of interest in this field.

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WEBINAR: Deformulation and Process Control via TGA-IR: The Power of Hyphenation

Deformulation and Process Control via TGA-IR: The Power of Hyphenation
Dr. Michael S. Bradley, Senior Manager, Product Applications, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Madison, Wisconsin


Wednesday, September 28, 2016,
10 AM UTC-4 (New York, Toronto)
4 PM UTC+2 (Paris, Brussels, Berlin)


Failure analysis, process validation and competitive investigations often require a sample to be deformulated to identify components and to understand processing differences. TGA-IR provides tools for just this purpose. This webinar will describe the TGA-IR experiment and then focus on the infrared data analysis, using manual and highly automated tools, including the patented Thermo Scientific™ OMNIC™ Mercury TGA software. These tools enable you to:
• Identify components evolved from the sample
• Examine the component evolution as a function of temperature
• Analyze large data sets quickly without needing expertise
• Compile the results in a complete report


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ATPC 2016

The 11th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference

The present Conference is the 11th in a series of very successful international conference on Thermophysical Properties held in Asia since 1986.

The Conference has been providing an outstanding international forum to present and discuss progresses in research and development and application in the field of thermophysical properties of a wide variety of systems. The Conference is concerned with experimental, theoretical, simulation, and applied aspects of thermophysical properties of fluids and solids including biomaterials and nano-structured materials.

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STOHT 2016

SETARAM Instrumentation is an official sponsor of STOHT16 and the TECHNICAL WORKSHOPS at University of California, Davis from October 20-22, 2016

This conference will disseminate information on experimental and computational methods suitable for structural and thermodynamic studies of oxides at temperatures above 1500 °C, to promote collaboration between research groups in the field, and to delineate bottleneck experimental and computational issues to focus on in future research.

SETARAM Workshop, featuring Dr. Kristina Lilova, Applications Manager for Setaram Instrumentation-Americas, and Dr. Michael Bradley, Senior Manager, Product Applications at Thermo Fisher Scientific, will be held on October 20th at 3:30-5:30 PM, followed by a cocktail reception

SETARAM Instrumentation Workshop Program Details

3:30 PM –
4:00 PM
Calvet-type calorimeters: principles, overview, and applications
Dr. Kristina Lilova, Setaram Instrumentation – Americas
4:00 PM –
4:20 PM
H Gas sorption measurements: Overview. Volumetric dosing system coupled with calorimeters
Dr. Kristina Lilova, Setaram Instrumentation – Americas
4:20 PM –
4:50 PM
High temperature thermal analysis: Thermomechanical analysis, TGA, Simultaneous TG-DTA and TG-DSC for characterization and properties studies
Dr. Kristina Lilova, Setaram Instrumentation – Americas
4:30 PM –
5:00 PM
Thermogravimetry coupled with Evolved gas analysis: Overview (TG-MS/FTIR/GC-MS)
Dr. Kristina Lilova, Setaram Instrumentation – Americas
5:00 PM –
 Thermogravimetry coupled with FTIR
 Dr. Michael Bradley, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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STOHT conference website


MS&T 2016

Come See SETARAM  at MS&T in Salt Lake City, UT.  MS&T brings together scientists, engineers, students, suppliers and more to discuss current research and technical applications, and to shape the future of materials science and technology. It is organized in a joint partnership between four leading materials science-related societies – ACerS, AIST, ASM International, and TMS.  Contact your Setaram representative for more information.



DATE : October 27th, 2016 at 10am GMT+2

Some steel based alloys, when quenched after being overheated, form a given quantity of residual or retained austenite. Being able to control the martensite/austenite ratio of the steel means controlling the quality of the material. Sigmametry is a measurement technique for QC of materials from production. It is based the ferromagnetic properties of martensite. It is commonly used by companies worldwide, as it is a very simple and quick method. We will review and compare different retained austenite measurement methods using sigmametry.

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NuMat 2016

The Nuclear Materials Conference

7–10 November 2016 | Le Corum, Montpellier, France

This nuclear materials conference created in association with The Journal of Nuclear Materials serves as an umbrella for international meetings on nuclear materials science related to fission and fusion reactors and the overall nuclear fuel cycle. As with previous conferences, NuMat 2016 will combine eight topic tracks in four parallel sessions, covering nuclear fuels, structural materials, molten salts and materials for the waste management.

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WEBINAR: Thermogravimetric Analysis, Simultaneous Thermal Analysis and Evolved Gas Analysis of organic and inorganic materials with the new LABSYS evo line

Tuesday, November 8, 2016,
4:00PM UTC+1 (Paris, Berlin)
10:00AM EDT (New York, Boston)
In English – You can ask questions in French as well!

LABSYS evo is a comprehensive line of thermal analyzers (TGA, STA or DTA/DSC) with two available temperature ranges, from room temperature up to 1150°C or to 1600°C. The presentation will detail more particularly the applications of:

  • LABSYS evo TGA 1150 : compositional analysis, moisture or solvent content, thermal ageing of organic materials like polymers, pharmaceuticals or petroleum by-products
  • LABSYS evo STA 1600 : study of the thermal behavior of materials that are exposed to extreme temperatures during their production, service, or recycling including inorganic materials like ceramics or metal

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2016,
4:00PM UTC+1 (Paris, Berlin)
10:00AM EDT (New York, Boston)
In English – You can ask questions in French as well!

The presentation will aim at showing how thermal analysis and calorimetry can be used to study the properties of batteries and of battery elements.

It will review examples of batteries materials characterization, energetics of charge/discharge, batteries safety and thermodynamics of bulk and nano battery elements.

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SETARAM is pleased to invite you to our next 2016 Thermal Analysis Webinar.

We hope this information will help you further for your material science research and inspire your imagination.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016,
4:00PM UTC+1 (Paris, Berlin) – 10:00AM EDT (New York, Boston) in English.
You can ask questions in French as well!

Titration TGA is a new concept based on the injection of calibrated gas or vapor doses on a sample whose mass is measured by a thermobalance. The presentation will demonstrate how the method can be applied to the calibration of TGA-EGA systems, leading to quantitative analyses of the evolved gases even in gas blends. It will also focus on how – together with the new SETSYS Vapor Sorption instrument – Titration TGA allows for the characterization of gas and vapor sorption.

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SETARAM is pleased to invite you to our next 2016 Thermal Analysis Webinar.

We hope this information will help you further for your material science research and inspire your imagination.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017,
4:00PM UTC+1 (Paris, Berlin) – 10:00AM EDT (New York, Boston) in English.
You can ask questions in French as well!

The registration link will be available later