The heart of the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory is the collection of both custom built Calvet micro-calorimeters for solution calorimetry using molten oxide solvents and commercial calorimeters. The following is available:
Calvet-type, high temperature, custom-built, calorimeters for solution and reaction calorimetry at 700 to 800 °C.
Setaram Alexsys Calvet-type calorimeter for solution and reaction calorimetry at 700 to 1000 °C.
Setaram MHTC96 calorimeter system for heat capacities, heats of reaction, and large mass thermogravimetry (TGA) at 700 to 1500 °C.
Setaram Setsys 2400 calorimeter system for heats of reaction, thermogravimetry (TGA), and thermal mechanical analysis (TMA) at 25 to 2400 °C with a custom system samples encapsulation in tungsten crucibles.
Setaram C-80 and Setaram BT2.15 Calvet-type calorimeter for analysis between –150° to 300° C and 2 CSC 4400 Isothermal Microcalorimeters for analysis between –40 to 100 °C. These very sensitive instruments are used for heat of solution experiments in aqueous and organic solvents, for gas adsorption studies, and for in situ synthesis calorimetry.
Two Setaram Sensys Calvet-type calorimetors (25 to 700 °C) combined with the Micromeritics ASAP2020 gas soprtion analyzers for measurement of enthalpies gas-solid interactions.
Netzsch 404 System with a low temperature cell (- 100 to 250 °C) and a high temperature cell (40 to 1500 °C) for differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). High temperatures system is installed in Argon-filled glovebox.
Netzsch 409 DSC/DTA and Netzsch 449 DSC/DTA thermal analysis systems for thermogravimetry (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and evolved gas analysis (EGA) from 40 to 1500 °C. Qualitative gas analysis is done by mass spectrometry (MS) and quantitative gas analysis by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy.
A comprehensive collection of thermodynamic data compilations and software (Phase Equilibria Database, FACTSage, and HSC Chemistry) for calculating thermodynamic parameters.
Setaram Setsys Evolution 1750 calorimeter system for heats of reaction, thermogravimetry (TGA), and thermal mechanical analysis(TMA) at 25 to 1750 °C) with humidity control option.