Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)

Capabilities of the Q5000 TGA

  • Provides users with such information as compositional analysis of multi-component materials, thermal stabilities and oxidative stabilities.

  • Allows for the determination of moisture and volatiles content


Capabilities of the Thermo Scientific Nicolet 6700 FTIR/ATR

  • Attenuated Total Reflectance (ATR) accessory available to allow for fast, non-destructive analysis of samples with little or no sample preparation

  • Material identification of organic films, particles, powders and liquids (e.g. polymer, resins, fibers, paint, Oil, etc.)

  • Identification of contaminants on surfaces (sub-µm scale)


  • Our new Agilent InfinityLab Liquid Chromatography/Mass Selective Detector (LC/MSD) system uses the power of mass selective detection to enhance analytical confidence. The single quadrupole LC/MSD system is running in parallel to the Infinity II LC system.

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

Capabilities of the Q2000 DSC

  • Phase transitions of polymers, including glass transition, melting and crystallization

  • Heat capacity,  melting point, crystallization and glass transition temperatures

  • Degree of cure  and  residual cure of the resins

  • Thermal performances and thermal histories of materials


  • Cyclic voltammetry

  • Chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, chronocoulometry

  • Bulk electrolysis

  • Charge/discharge

  • Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.


CAMaR's infrastructure includes new laboratory space in the Advanced Research Complex at uOttawa, that benefitted from a $16.4M grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation for the project “Advanced Materials: From Designer Molecules to Transformative Devices”, led by Tito Scaiano.

Centre for Advanced Materials Research

Centre de recherche sur les matériaux avancés

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