Thermal Analysis Laboratory
The Thermal Analysis Lab provides access to advanced scientific instrumentation for the measurement of the thermal properties of materials in support of the educational, research and public service missions of WKU for faculty and students requiring thermal analysis data. The TA Lab also actively conducts third party thermal analysis of samples for local, regional and national businesses and governmental agencies.
Located in modern laboratory space within Western Kentucky University's Center for Research and Development, the Thermal Analysis Laboratory contains a wide variety of scientific instruments making it one of the most well-equipped academic thermal analysis laboratories in the United States. As a result, the TA Lab has developed into an nationally and internationally recognized facility.
X-Ray Powder Diffraction (XRD)
Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Formulation and optimization
End-use performance prediction
Competitive product evaluation
Incoming/outgoing materials consistency
Finished product performance