The Q600 provides simultaneous measurement of weight change (TGA) and true differential heat flow (DSC) on the same sample from ambient to 1,500 ˚C. It features a field-proven horizontal dual beam design with automatic beam growth compensation, and the ability to analyze two TGA samples simultaneously. DSC heat flow data is dynamically normalized using the instantaneous sample weight at any given temperature.
The Q600 features a highly reliable horizontal dual-balance mechanism that supports precise TGA and DSC measurements. It delivers superiority in weight signal measurements (sensitivity, accuracy and precision) over what is available from single beam devices, since the dual beam design virtually eliminates beam growth and buoyancy contributions to the underlying signal. It also uniquely permits independent TGA measurements on two samples simultaneously.
Temperature Control and Measurement
A matched Platinum / Platinum-Rhodium thermocouple pair within the ceramic beams provides direct sample, reference, and differential temperature measurements from ambient to 1,500 ºC. This results in the best available sensitivity in detection of thermal events. Curie Point or pure metal standards can be used for single or multi-point temperature calibration. Calibration of the DSC signal with sapphire standards results in a differential heat flow (DSC) signal that is intrinsically superior to that from single beam devices.