The main advantage of light-curing systems is their fast reaction time. Monomer solutions which are mostly free of solvents can be cured within only a few seconds and already at low temperatures. A combination of thermal and light curing reactions is often applied to dual cure adhesives or paints.
The NETZSCH Photo-DSC 204 F1 Phoenix®, Differential Scanning Calorimeter, works in the temperature range from -100°C to 200°C. The instrument has a gas-tight measuring cell and the purge gas control is regulated by a mass flow controller (MFC).
For our Photo-DSC 204 F1 Phoenix®, most standard industry or laboratory lamps for cationic or radically curing material systems can be used. For the analysis of adhesives, we recommend the DELOLUX04, from the DELO company.
The modified automatic lid-lifting device of the DSC 204 F1 Phoenix® guarantees a defined distance between the two light conductors and the sample and reference.
This achieves high reproducibility of measurement results.
For your normal DSC analyses above 200°C, a retrofit of the standard lid-lifting device is possible, or the manual lid can also be used without problems.
For high sample throughput or for repeat measurements, use of our Automatic Sample Changer (ASC) for up to 64 samples is recommended.