Laboratory for thermal characterization of materials

Gruppo di Lavoro

Stefano Vecchio Ciprioti


For more than 20 years we have been dealing with thermal analysis with particular reference to the assessment of thermal stability and lifetime prediction of a wide range of materials.


Thermal analysis study of organic-inorganic, perovskites, glasses, ceramics and other classes of materials with the view to analyze their thermal behavior and stabilities. To this aim, TG and DSC data are often processes to determine kinetic parameters related to the thermal decomposition processes occurring at high temperatures. Kinetic and thermodynamic study of vaporization of monocationic and dicationic ionic liquids aiming at determining relation between structure and stability parameters.

The laboratory, located in room 1.15 of the raised floor of building RM017, is equipped with the following apparatuses:

  • STA 625 Stanton Redcroft simultaneous thermoanalyzer, for thermogravimetric and differential scanning calorimetry measurements for condensed phase materials, in a controlled gas atmosphere (argon, air, carbon dioxide) up to 625C;
  • STA 1500 Stanton Redcroft simultaneous instrument (on loan for use by the Department of Chemistry of Sapienza University of Rome), for thermogravimetric and differential thermal analysis measurements for materials in the condensed phase, in a controlled atmosphere (argon, air, carbon dioxide) up to 1500C;
  • Nicolet Impact 410 Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometer equipped with standard accessory and diffused reflectance.
  • Hand-made Quartz Crystal Microbalance with vacuum deviceses

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