STA PT 1600 – Melt analysis of palladium

Palladium, a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal, is analyzed in thermal analysis due to its high melting point and distinctive thermophysical properties.

In the laboratory, palladium was measured using the STA PT 1600 system, producing the melting curve depicted. The measurement was performed at a rate of 5 K/min in a nitrogen atmosphere, utilizing 5.6 mg of palladium wire. The resulting DTA curve demonstrates a distinct endothermic peak, indicative of the melting process of palladium, with an onset at 1554.3°C and an offset at 1559.3°C. The integral of the peak area, which is -157.3 mJ/mg, represents the heat of fusion. Such precise measurements of the melting behavior and heat of fusion are crucial for calibrating DSC instruments, ensuring their accuracy in thermal analysis across various research and industrial applications.

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STA PT 1600

  • (TGA) Thermogravimety and (DSC) Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • True top loading TG-DSC heat flux sensors
  • Numerous user excheangable TG, TG-DSC and TG-DTA sensors for any kind of application
  • Modular design: sample robot, turntable for up to two furnaces, vacuum tight design, different gas dosing systems, high pressure (up to 5 bar) option, vapor dosing system etc.
  • Temperature range: -150 up to 1600/1750/2000/2400°C