ASTM International - ASTM E1545-00
Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperature by Thermomechanical Analysis
|Publication Date:||10 March 2000|
|ICS Code (Glass in general):||81.040.01|
1.1 This test method covers procedures for the assignment of the glass transition temperature of materials on heating using thermomechanical measurements under prescribed experimental conditions.
1.2 This test method is applicable to amorphous or to partially crystalline materials that are sufficiently rigid below the glass transition to inhibit indentation by the sensing probe.
1.3 The normal operating temperature range is from -100 to 600°C. This temperature range may be extended depending upon the instrumentation used.
1.4 Computer- or electronic-based instruments, techniques, or data treatment equivalent to this test method may also be used. Users of this test method are expressly advised that all such instruments or techniques may not be equivalent. It is the responsibility of the user of this test method to determine the necessary equivalency prior to use. In the case of dispute, only the manual procedures are to be considered valid.
1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific precautionary statements are given in Section 7.