Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy analysis, or FTIR analysis, is a type of absorption spectroscopy and one of the most widely-used and reliable material quality control testing procedures used today. If you’re considering FTIR analysis for your own material analysis or quality assurance applications, this is everything you should know about the process.
Cations and anions are both types of ions. While they each have important natural roles to play in chemistry, they can also be a serious problem if they find their way into systems where they are not supposed to belong.
This is what you should know about cations and anions, and how they may be affecting your products or business:
Ionic contamination is a serious concern for any precision conductivity product. This is what you need to know about it.
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) are both types of thermal analysis that compare heat information between a sample and a reference material. However, the similarities don’t stop there — both tests can provide information about glass transitions, melting points, sample purity, and crystallization. So what’s the difference, and when might you […]
If you manufacture printed circuit boards, then you know ionic contamination is one of the most major risks you’re in charge of preventing. Periodic testing for ionic contamination on PCBs, therefore, is absolutely crucial for product quality assurance. But did you know that it’s helpful for all sorts of other functions, such as process validation […]
Ionic contamination is the reason for an estimated 25% of printed circuit board (PCB) failures, and it starts in the fabrication and assembly process. Here’s what it is, how it affects PCBs, and how you can find and prevent it.
Differential scanning calorimetry, and specifically modulated-temperature differential scanning calorimetry, is one of the most useful and commonly-applied forms of material testing applied to polymers across industries. Let us explore what it is, how it works, and what it can do for you.
Ionic contamination is a significant problem for printed circuit boards and other precision conductivity products. This is what you should know about it, how you can find out if your products are affected by it, and what you can do if they are.
The applications of thermal analysis are varied and highly useful, especially for the manufacturing industry. Here’s what you should know.
Do you have questions about a polymer product? Perhaps you suspect that epoxy failure may be the root of poor performance? Maybe you’d like to reverse engineer a product and need help identifying an unknown polymer? Or it could be you received a shipment of parts from a new supplier, and you want to ensure it meets specifications?
You’ve heard that Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a popular analytical technique for polymers. But how do you know if DCS testing is the right choice for your next project? Read on for answers to the most frequently asked DSC questions.