Energetic Material Analysis
TA Instruments DMA850 – Measures the mechanical properties of materials as a function of time, temperature and frequency. Used in the analysis of energetic samples for mechanical properties
TA Instruments TGA5500 – Thermo Gravimetric Analysis – an analytical technique used to determine a material’s thermal stability. Weight change of each component is monitored as it volatilizes or decomposes under controlled conditions of temperature, time and atmosphere.
Malvern Mastersizer 3000 – Particle size analysis
Keyence – VHX 7000 – Digital microscope, X3500 magnification
Anton Paar 302E – Cone and plate rheometer, used for end of mix viscosity and binder cure studies. Measures the way a fluid responds to applied shear or stress
Thermofisher Nicolet IS50 – TGA module available for decomposition product studies