Microanalysis Laboratory

School Affiliated departments and LAS


Scope of Services

The Microanalysis lab provides two types of services: elemental and thermal analysis.  NOTE:  For details on all procedures please see sections on each instrument.  The elements selected by the user determine which instruments the lab uses.

ELEMENTAL ANALYSIS

The lab uses various instruments for elemental analysis:
  1. CHN Analysis - Exeter Analytical CE 440 and Perkin Elmer 2440, Series II   (for measuring carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen in compounds)
  2. ICP Analysis - ICP-MS and ICP-OES     (for measuring all metallic elements including S and P)
  3. Halide Analysis - Titration & ISE  (for measuring halides)

Thermal Analysis

  1. Microcalorimeter - The measurement of heat generated or absorbed in liquid samples as a result of mixing two or more reactants. NOTE: Only liquids can be used in this instrument.
  2. Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) - The TGA analyzer measures weight changes of sample over a given temperature and pressure range under specific environmental conditions. NOTE: No corrosive gas can be used so far.
  3. Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC-7) - The DSC 7 is used for the calorimetric measurement, characterization, and analysis of thermal properties of materials. This instrument is best used for studies at temperatures of 400° C and higher.
  4. Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC-Diamond) - The DSC is used for the calorimetric measurement, characterization, and analysis of thermal properties of materials. This instrument is best used for studies at temperatures of 400° C and lower.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Microanalysis Laboratory
47 Noyes Laboratory
MC-712 Box 36-1
505 South Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Rudiger Laufhutte, Director
laufhutt [at] illinois [dot] edu
tel: 217/333-3095
8:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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