Professional competence in the field of thermal analytics
for research and industry

The Center for Applied Analytics ZAA and the Center for Plant and Equipment Development (certified according to ISO 9001:2008) are specialized in the development of scientific research plants and their analyses, which are used both for the characterization of new materials and for quality control in the production process.

Knowledge of the thermal behaviour of materials is important not only for components that are obviously used at higher temperatures, but also for everyday applications. Temperatures of up to 120 °C can be caused by solar radiation alone. In contrast, temperatures down to -40 °C are possible in winter. In both cases, composite materials and material combinations are particularly critical, as different thermal properties can lead to different damage phenomena.


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  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) with Coupled Mass and FTIR Spectroscopy
  • Differential thermal analysis (DTA)
  • Dynamic Differential Calometry
    (DDK or DSC)
  • Dilatometrie
  • Thermo-optical measurements under controlled climatic conditions (KlimaTOM)
  • Development of thermo-optical measuring systems

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC has developed an analytical device for the real-time characterization of materials and material combinations under changing temperature and relative humidity – the KlimaTOM.

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Jürgen Meinhardt

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Dr. Jürgen Meinhardt

Head of Cluster Services

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-202

Andreas Diegeler

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Dr. Andreas Diegeler

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Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
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97877 Wertheim/Bronnbach, Germany

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