Kent Hale Smith Laboratories

Polymer Characterization Laboratory

director: L. Korley



The polymer characterization laboratory is housed with state of the art thermal analysis equipment, including TA Instruments Q100 DSC, capable of modulated DSC and equipped with refrigerated cooling, and Q500 TGA. This laboratory is further equipped with the best rotational rheometer commercially available, the Anton Paar MCR501. This melt rheometer is capable of operation in both controlled strain and controlled stress modes, both oscillatory and steady, and is capable of both shear and elongational deformation geometries, the latter being enabled by the SER platform from Xpansion Instruments, Inc.