Thermogravimetric Analysis is a technique in which the mass of the sample is recorded as a function of temperature or time when the temperature of the sample follows a certain program in a specific atmosphere.
These tests are carried out in a Libra F1 thermobalance by Netzsch. This TGA instrument allows to heat the sample under different gas mixtures (inert or oxidizing), from ambient temperatures up to 1100°C. The heating rate can be varied from 0.001 K/min to 200 K/min, with a resolution of 0.1 microgram and a measuring range of +2000mg. Additionally, caloric effects (exothermic and endothermic) can be determined by c-DTA.