Analytical methods of the Department TUCHEM


  • Gas chromatography (GC) with various detectors

       o Mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
       o Thermal conductivity detector (GC-TCD)
       o Flame ionization detector (GC-FID)
       o Photoionization detector (GC-PID)

  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC)
  • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with different accessory components   
       o Charged Aerosol Detektor (CAD) 
       o ESI-Iontrap-mass spectrometer (ESI-MS)

  • Ion chromatography with conductivity detector (IC)

Thermal analysis: 

  • Dynamic differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Pyrolysis-GC (up to 1100°C pyrolysis temperature)
  • Pyrolysis-MS (up to 450°C pyrolysis temperature)
  • Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD)
  • Temperature-programmed reduction (TPR) and oxidation (TPO)
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) coupled to mass spectrometry

Surface analysis: 

  • Chemisorption analysis on solids
  • Nanoparticle tracking analysis (NTA)
  • Surface analysis with N2-BET-analysis method

Spectroscopic analysis: 

  • Infrared (IR) spectroscopy
  • Mass spectrometry (MS)
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • UV-Vis spectroscopy (optional measurement in diffuse reflection)

Special temperature measurement:

  • One point fiber optical temeprature measurement 
  • Time and locally resolved infrared thermography
  • Time and locally resolved temperatue measurement in a glass fibre

Further analysis methods (selection):

  • Carbvon content analysis in liquids and solids (TOC) 
  • Electromagnetic field force analysis 
  • Elemental analysis (carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen content) 
  • Impedance analysis
  • Optical digital microscopy (up to 1 µm resulution)
  • Titration with potentionmetric detection