Netzsch STA 449 F3

Thermogravimetric analyser (TGA) with mass spectrometer (MS) with autosampler

Simultaneous application of thermogravimetry (TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) to a single sample in one instrument. Complete with a coupled gas analyser to determine the products of thermal degradation in situ.

  • Partner:University of Oxford
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Detailed Description

The 403 Aëolos Quadro quadrupole mass spectrometer is a heated capillary inlet system for routine analysis of gases and volatile decomposition products of thermal analysis. This system is optimized to adapt to TGA. The STA 449 F3 Jupiter® enables thermal effects and mass changes between -150°C and 2400°C to be measured easily. It has a high level of flexibility as it is integrated with several sensors, sample crucibles, and a broad range of TGA-measurements, thus allowing it to be used for testing many types of materials including heterogenous substances. The autosampler adaptation allows high throughput.


Heterogeneous catalysis, especially solid-gas reactions.
Dehydration and thermal stability measurements, with decomposition product identification (Mass spec.).
Compositional analysis of mixtures and polymers.
Vapour pressure measurements and sublimation point identification.

QMS 403 Aëolos Quadro

Mass range: 1 u to 300 u
Mass filter: Quadrupole with hyperbolic rods and pre-filter
Ion source: Cross-beam EI ion source
Electron energy: 25 eV to 150 eV
Emission current: 0.1 mA to 2 mA
Detector: SEM with discrete dynodes and integrated Faraday cup
Detection limit: < 100 ppb (gas-dependent)
Adapter system: TGA – capillary: Heated adapter and transfer line, Temperature adjustable to 300°C.
MS gas inlet system: Single-step pressure reduction, Entirely insulated capillary Quartz glass, 300°C, length 3 m, Ø 60 μm
Scan rate: > 100 u/s

STA 449 F3 Jupiter®

Temperature range: -150°C to 2400°C
Heating rate: 0.001 to 50 K/min (furnace-dependent)
Vacuum-tight assembly: Up to 10-4 mbar
Temperature resolution: 0.001 K
Balance resolution: 0.1 μg (over the entire weighing range)
Maximum sample load: 35000 mg (incl. crucible)
Sample volume (max.): Up to 5 ml

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