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Institute for Frontier Materials


Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA)

Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA)

Our TA Q800 Dynamic Mechanical Analyser can determine the mechanical properties for a wide range of materials. In particular viscoelastic polymers and composites. Normally tests are performed in tension but the Q800 has several other fixtures to perform tests such as '3 point bend' and flexure testings.




  • Maximum force: 18 N
  • Minimum force: 0.0001 N
  • Force resolution: 0.00001 N
  • Strain resolution: 1 Nanometer
  • Modulus range: 103 to 3x1012 Pa
  • Modulus precision: 1%
  • Tan δ sensitivity: 0.0001
  • Tan δ resolution: 0.00001
  • Frequency range: 0.01 to 200 Hz
  • Deformation range: 0.5 to 10,000 µm
  • Temperature range: -150 to 600°C
  • Heating rate: 0.1 to 20°C/min
  • Cooling rate: 0.1 to 10°C/min
  • Isothermal stability: 0.1°C
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  • Supervising Technician: Robert Pow

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27th February 2015