TA Instruments' new DSC systems have enhanced sensing technologies for thermal analysis of polymers and biomaterials.

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TA Instruments, New Castle, Del., has introduced a new line of differential scanning calorimeters (DSC),that reportedly feature enhanced sensing technologies that result in unprecedented performance in baseline flatness, sensitivity, resolution, and reproducibility. Considered the anchor of thermal analysis, DSC measures the change in energy in a sample as the temperature is raised or lowered and is used for a range of applications, including materials science, and chemistry and studies of biomaterials.

At the core of each of the three new Discovery DSC Systems is the company’s exclusive TA Fusion Cell, which incorporates design concepts that “fuse” together the best features of the reportedly bestselling Q-Series and first-generation Discovery DSC, patented Tzero technology, and new proprietary manufacturing processes. In addition, an app-style user interface is standard with each model and combined with powerful new TRIOS software, automated calibration and verification routines are said to work seamlessly to dramatically improve workflows and productivity.

DSC2500 comes standard with all options, which includes the all-new linear autosampler that allows for ultimate flexibility in assigning sample and reference pans to any combination of the available 54 positions. It includes TA’s exclusive T4P heat-flow technology, enabling the highest performance of any DSC on the market, according to the company. It is said to be the only DSC capable of making and storing heat capacity measurements in a single run.

DSC250 is a flexible, configurable research-grade DSC that includes Tzero technology, and is well-equipped to satisfy the most demanding researcher. DSC25 is a cost-effective, easy-to-use, general-purpose DSC with performance superior to competitive research-grade systems. It is well suited for research, teaching, and QC laboratories that require a rugged, reliable basic DSC.