Thermal Analysis

Thermal analysis

Also found in: Acronyms, Encyclopedia.Thermal analysis is a branch of materials science where the properties of materials are studied as they change with temperature. Several methods are commonly used – these are distinguished from one another by the property which is measured:

  • Dielectric thermal analysis): dielectric permittivity and loss factor
  • Differential thermal analysis: temperature difference versus temperature or time
  • Differential scanning calorimetry: heat flow changes versus temperature or time
  • Dilatometry: volume changes with temperature change
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis: measures storage modulus (stiffness) and loss modulus (damping) versus temperature, time and frequency
  • Evolved gas analysis: analysis of gases evolved during heating of a material, usually decomposition products
  • Laser flash analysis: thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity
  • Thermogravimetric analysis: mass change versus temperature or time
  • Thermomechanical analysis: dimensional changes versus temperature or time
  • Thermo-optical analysis: optical properties
  • Derivatography: A complex method in thermal analysis

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Real View

This is an optional accessory that integrates with the instrument to observe the sample during thermal measurements. Images reveal changes in sample shape, size, color, and other properties. The images can be recorded and are automatically linked to the thermal data by time-stamp.

UV Irradiation Unit

This is the optional product of the Differential Scanning Calorimeter which enables the detection of the photochemical reaction such as UV curing. Sample curing behavior can be detected real-time and be analyzed the wavelength and irradiation intensity dependence.


NEXTA Software

Software for NEXTA features a guidance function to simplify various types of measurements based on standard methods and a new measurement mode that is very easy to use, even for beginners. New functions have been added to simplify instrument operation for users who new to thermal analysis, while existing capabilities have been preserved for experienced users.


With its exceptional overall performance and user-friendly design, the DMA7100 is ideal for uses from routine and high-level research. A navigation guide in the software and the intuitive sample clamping design allow for simple operation.

TMA7000 Series

The Hitachi TMA7000 Series Thermomechanical Analyzer has doubled its sensitivity compared with our conventional model. It measures a wide range of samples, including thin film and small samples, as it uses the total expansion method and does not limit sample shapes. Changing the modes between push, penetration, and tension is done by simply replacing the probe. A wide range of options, such as an automatic cooling unit, ensures the ease of use and highly accurate measurement.

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DSC 7000 Series

The latest differential scanning calorimeter series. The sensitivity, the baseline stability and the temperature control performance of the DSC7000 series largely improved. With wealth of option line-up, it has versatile expandability to realize automatic measurement, photochemical reaction measurement and the sample observation measurement. It is most suitable for measurement of melting, glass transition, crystallization, curing, specific heat capacity measurements and purity analysis of a very small amount of samples in fields such as polymer materials, inorganic materials, pharmaceutical products and food.



NEXTA DSC series, Hitachi’s latest series of differential scanning calorimeter (DSC), delivers superior sensitivity with exceptional baseline stability. Moreover, it allows an even wider temperature range for Real View®. NEXTA DSCs also have ability to use temperature modulated DSC method to determine specific heat capacity. Together with the enhanced safety features designed in make this instrument even more user-friendly. The series of DSCs provide cutting-edge measurement technology for quality control in various fields as well as research and development of polymers, inorganic materials, pharmaceuticals, and others.

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Simultaneous Thermogravimetric Analyzer (NEXTA STA)

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