Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA)
based on, e.g., ISO 11358, ASTM E793, DIN 51004, DIN 51006, DIN 51007
Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (STA) generally refers to the simultaneous application of Thermogravimetry (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) to one and the same sample in a single instrument.
The advantages are obvious:
The test conditions are perfectly identical for the TGA and DSC signals (same atmosphere, gas flow rate, vapor pressure on the sample, heating rate, thermal contact to the sample crucible and sensor, radiation effect, etc.). Furthermore, sample throughput Is improved as more information can be gathered from each test run.