The Discovery Series TGA/MS is a thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with a Mass Spectrometer, capable of determining the properties of materials associated with weight change such as dehydration, gas evolution, oxidation, and degradation. Samples can be analyzed in the temperature range from room temperature up to 1200°C in many different environments. The Gas Delivery Module allows gas switching and blending of up to four different gases. The IR furnace is capable of heating rates of 0.1 to 500°C/min. in linear control, or over 2,000°C/min. in ballistic heating. Air sensitive samples can be analyzed by using sealed aluminum pans that the auto- sampler will ‘punch’ open before loading into the furnace. The instrument also comes equipped with 25 position auto-sampler. The following pans are available: 100 µl platinum pans, 100 µl high temperature platinum pans , 250 µl ceramic pans, and 80 µl sealed aluminum pans.