Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)


Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
TA Instruments
  • DMA measures the mechanical properties of materials as a function of time, temperature, and frequency. 
  • The Q800 utilizes state-of-the-art, non-contact, linear drive technology to provide precise control of stress, and air bearings for low friction support. Strain is measured using optical encoder technology that provides unmatched sensitivity and resolution. 
  • The Q800 offers all the major deformation modes required to characterize solid bars, elastomers, soft foams, thin films and fibers. The deformation modes include bending (single cantilever, dual cantilever, and 3-point bend), shear, compression, and tension. In addition, submersible compression and film tension clamps are available. 

Maximum Force    18 N
Minimum Force    0.0001 N
Force Resolution    0.00001 N
Strain Resolution    1 nanometer
Modulus Range    103 to 3×1012 PA
Modulus Precision    ±1%
TanA Sensitivity    0.0001
TanA Resolution    0.00001
Frequency Range    0.01 to 200 Hz
Dynamic Sample Deformation Range    ±0.5 to 10,000 pm
Temperature Range    -150 to 600 °C
Heating Rate    0.1 to 20 ‘C/min
Cooling Rate    0.1 to 10 °C/min
Isothermal Stability    ±0.1 °C
Time/Temperature Superposition    Yes



Research Facility

Applied Nanotechnology Laboratory - Dept. of Chemical Engineering
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
New Brunswick (NB)
  • Carbon and Natural Nanomaterials Production
  • Nanocomposites Engineering
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanofluids
  • Engineering - Chemical, Nuclear, Other
  • Biomedical
  • Aerospace and Satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean Technology
  • Energy (Renewable and Fossil)
  • Forestry and Forest-Based Industries
  • Manufacturing and Processing

Industry Liaison Officer

Alison MacNevin
Knowledge Transfer Officer


Felipe Chibante Primary Contact
Associate Professor; Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology
Rosalina Lamason
Research Technician

Wilailak Chanklin

Date submitted: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:08 PM
Date updated: Tue, Nov 29, 2016 12:09 PM

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