Linkam to Attend NATAS 2015 in Montreal, Canada to Present TASC
Product News Jul 27, 2015
Linkam Scientific Instruments are to attend the North American Thermal Analysis Society annual conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, August 10-13. They will exhibit the latest developments of their DSC stage and the new TASC technique from the work of Professor Mike Reading of the University of Huddersfield who will present three papers during the event.
Following on from the successful launch of TASC and DSC600 VISTA at the 50th anniversary meeting of the UK's Thermal Methods Group, Linkam takes the technology to the 43rd Annual NATAS Conference. This year, it is being held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and runs from Monday August 10th through until Thursday August 13th.
TASC, or Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterization, enables highly localized analysis of clearly identified sample features on the micro scale as well as measurements over much larger areas. In this way, it provides a unique tool for studying heterogeneity in materials.
Using proprietary software from Cyversa, UK, image analysis produces curves that are complimentary to DSC and enable the characterization of melting, softening and even dissolution behaviour by tracking features observed on the surface of the sample as it is heated or cooled.
At this year's conference, TASC inventor, Professor Mike Reading, will present three papers. These will describe the technique (in the localized TA session); show a pharmaceutics case study on thermal dissolution; and illustrate future thermomechanical & dynamic mechanical techniques which also apply TASC techniques. Professor Reading is a NATAS Fellow (2007) and also the recipient of the renowned Mettler Award in Thermal Analysis in 2000.
Visitors to NATAS will be able to see the TASC and DSC VISTA products on the booth of Linkam and McCrone Microscopes, Linkam's preferred partner for North America.