A Calorimetric Cruise Down The ‘Med’

HMS Cavalier & Destroyer and the historic Dockyard located opposite the University campus

Linkam attended the TAC2013 conference at the University of Greenwich’s Medway campus in Chatham, Kent, last week.

This recently modernised Edwardian redbrick university campus is located on the banks of the river Medway (ok, so it’s not that Med) and sits opposite the historically significant Chatham Dockyard. The dockyard supplied ships for the Royal Navy for over 400 years from the Spanish Armada to the Falklands Crisis. Covering an area of 80 acres, with warships you can go on, this once secret site is now a major visitor attraction in the area.

Against this historical backdrop, the delegates at TAC2013 were treated to a peek into the future with the conference concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference was titled: “Modern Thermal Methods from an Industrial and Academic Perspective” and had a common theme of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, but these were covered across a very diverse range of studies ranging from Pharmaceuticals to Materials Processing. Despite the wide range of fields being represented in the talks and posters, the key aspect of this - and any show of this kind - is that the techniques mentioned in certain application areas can be translated and used in other areas.

As always, this was a fantastic opportunity to talk to the delegates - many of whom already own Linkam equipment - about how our stages can aid studies in this area. I would like to thank the Thermal Methods Group (TMG) who organised a great show and also Milan Antonijevic and his students at the University of Greenwich who all went out of their way to make us feel very welcome.

By Ricky Patel.