Sample Analysis

Sample Analysis

“How can I test a few samples inexpensively? Without buying new equipment?”

Sample analysis is quick and easy at PST with rapid turnaround and competitive pricing.

Stay in the loop and in constant contact with our team of chemists and technicians. Receive the full report including original analysis results in native file formats as well as in exported formats. Exported formats depend on the analysis but may include Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), MS Excel (.xls), or generic comma-separated values (.csv).

Analysis and testing is held confidential and your results will be for you alone.


Fourier-Transform Infra-Red Spectrophotometry

(FTIR (Thermo Mattson, Satellite FTIR, Model 960M0017)

FTIR analysis of organic samples elucidates the kinds of chemical bonds present in the molecule based on their absorbance spectrum in the infra-red region.

Sample capable of solvent casting/placement on KBr plate - $25/sample


UV/Vis Spectrophotometry

Thermo Genesys 10S UV-Vis spectrophotometer

Soluble sample full spectrum 190-900nm against solvent blank- $5/sample

Soluble sample specified wavelength against solvent blank - $0.05/sample

Gel-Permeation Chromatography

Can determine MW in ​the ​range of 400,000- ​500 Da, test compared to polystyrene standards ​ for determination of number average molecular weight, weight average molecular weight, polydispersity index, and other parameters as desired​. $1​00/sample.

Dichloromethane soluble sample with MW in range of 400,000-1,000 Da, test compared to polystyrene standards. $150

Subsequent samples run at same time: $50/sample.

Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Modulated DSC analysis available from PolySciTech using a TA instruments Q2000 instrument operating under argon purge and controlled using a Discovery Refrigerated Cooling System - RCS90. This allows for testing samples in the range between -90 C to 550 C. Modulated DSC allows for collecting not just heat flow of the sample but also the reverse heat flow which is related to analysis of complex mixtures and multiple transitions.


Contact us for a quote for testing your sample or for more information.


Learn More about Modulated DSC here: PDF

Rheometric Analysis

Analysis of viscosity/oscillation via TA AR550

Depends on sample and test. Contact us for a quote

Mechanical Analysis

Analysis of elasticity and mechanical properties via TA.XTplus

Depends on sample and test contact us for a quote

Optical Analysis

Analysis of optical sample properties via Olympus BX51

Depends on sample and test contact us for a quote

*- note prices reflect samples as described. Samples which require additional processing may incur additional price. Large numbers of replicate samples may be eligible for lower bulk pricing.

Contact John Garner to find out more.


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