Laboratory of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Research topics:

Advanced Materials -Chemistry for Cultural Heritage – Chemistry for Life Sciences – Energy – Green Chemistry



Glass transition, Thermodynamics of binding processes, Thermal properties and stability, Crystallinity, Heat capacity, Heat of reaction

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Thermal analysis is used to study polymers, oligomers, nanostructured materials, natural and synthetic phthalocyanines, drugs adsorbed on nanoparticles, oleoresin/cyclodextrin systems, and bacterial metabolism. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is used to evaluate the thermal properties associated with the first and second-order transition, such as melting, crystallization, glass transition, etc., which provide information about the studied material structure, its possible applications and allows a comparison of different materials. The study of the sample thermal stability is performed by the analysis of the same material by DSC and Thermogravimetry (TA) in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry of the Università degli Studi di Bari.

Isothermal calorimetry is used to evaluate the thermodynamics of aggregation processes intended as self-assembling, interaction, or host/guest binding among identical and/or different materials.

Calorimetry is also used to measure the distribution of different substances in micellar systems and life cycle of bacteria.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Q200 TA Instruments

Thermal Activity Monitor LKB equipped with two mixing flow cells and two titration units