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Thermomechanical Analyzers (TMA)

Thermomechanical Analysis or TMA is a form of thermal analysis. It measures the change in dimension of a material with changing temperature while a load is applied. The technique is most often performed on polymeric materials and can yield results such as softening or glass transition temperature, expansion co-efficients, solid state transformations, melting behaviour, creep behaviour and curing. Further, depending on the set up, samples can be measured in expansion, penetration, bending, tension and swelling modes.