The Warsaw University of Technology and the TA instruments cordially invite you to participate in the first Fall School on Thermal Analysis in 3-4 September 2006, Warsaw, Poland. As a part of the EMRS fall meeting the school will start on Sunday 3 rd of September.
We will start with a day of lectures and workshops followed by a one-day technical program. The workshops will provide in-depth looks at specific areas of current interest.
During the workshops we will work on TA instruments equipment Q-series.
TGA - Q500, DSC/MDSC - Q1000, DMA - Q800.
After workshops all participants, will be allowed to examine their own samples according to guidelines. (quantity of samples restricted to two)
During our lecture meetings experienced specialists of thermal analysis will present the papers for beginners and advanced users.

Lectures include many different problems :

  • Theoretical and practical aspects of thermal analysis
  • Usability of thermal analysis methods for researches on nanomaterials
  • Advantage of thermal analysis in comparison with other techniques on nanomaterials researches
  • Interpretation of results obtained with TGA, DSC, MDSC and DMA
  • Optimization DSC and MDSC methods for the different type of measurements
  • MDSC as a powerful diagnostic instrument for crystallization, curing, glass transition and other characteristic changes in polymers
  • DMA - another look at the mechanical properties.

During the workshop we would like to:

  • Familiarize with Q-series TA instruments
  • Show how to prepare the correct analyze
  • Show some useful tricks

Workshop will be divided into three blocks:

  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) as a first step with researches on a new unknown material
  • Differential Scanning Calorymetry (DSC), look deeper into material
  • Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), what about mechanical properties

If the interest of the workshops will be high, organizers offer additional terms during the EMRS conference.

Fee for the First Fall School of Thermal Analysis

  • 100 Euro for participants of the whole conference
  • 150 Euro for participants of the First Fall School of Thermal Analysis only
Deadline for registration July 21.




Bartlomiej Wasniewski
Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering
Warsaw University of Technology
Woloska 141, 02-507 Warsaw, POLAND
Phone: (+48 22) 660 5716
Fax: (+48 22) 628 19 83