Materials and characterisation

NCCEF offers an extensive range of analysis equipment for the characterisation of composites and their constituent materials.

A state-of-the-art thermal analysis laboratory is equipped with differential scanning calorimetric, thermal mechanical, thermo-gravimetric and rheometric analysis equipment, allowing the investigation of reaction kinetics, degree of cure, glass transition temperature and viscoelastic properties.

Optical, electron and acoustic microscopy facilities are available within NCCEF for observing microstructural details within materials as well as examining fracture surfaces of failed composites.


  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Thermal mechanical analysis
  • Thermo-gravimetric analysis
  • Rheometric analysis
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Anton Paar multiwave 3000 microwave reaction system
  • Microscopy – optical and scanning electron microscope
  • Raman microscopy
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