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Submit Your Samples to MAPLES

It is possible to request the services of a MAPLES operator to conduct the characterization of your samples. You simply need to submit your samples to the MAPLES laboratory.

Two Methods for your Sample Submission
Come visit us :

Your samples can be brought at the Science Complex (MIL) campus (Université de Montréal). Contact Eric Dionne to book your visit.

Direct shipping :

For service requesters outside the Greater Montreal area, you can ship your samples by courier (Purolator, UPS, FedEx) at the following address:

Eric Dionne

Université de Montréal - Campus MIL

1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux, Rm. B-6203

Outremont, Québec

H2V 0B3

NOTE : If Canada Post is used, delays up to 14 days, can occur before your samples reach MAPLES laboratory.

Instrument-Specific Instructions
Hyphenated TGA-IR-GC/MS System

  • Sample Size : Provide approx. 1 g of each sample.

  • Data treatment : The TGA data will be converted in Excel files. Images of the  chromatograms and mass spectra will be sent to the service requestor. Major peaks from every chromatograms will be investigated by the NIST MS database and a table with the compound name, match result and probability % will be included.

  • Sample Size : Provide approx. 50 mg of each sample.

  • Data treatment :  TGA data will be converted in Excel files and submitted electronically to the service requester.

Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry Analyser

  • Sample Size : 

    • Powdered and granular samples: provide 300 - 500 mg of material.

    • Thin and sheet like samples: pieces approx. 2 cm x 4.5 cm.

    • Formed solids and chunks: The 15 cc bulb penetrometer is required for these types of samples. (Maximum size: 15 mm × 15 mm × 15 mm).

  • Data treatment :  A complete comprehensive report, with all the data generated by the porosimeter software, will be provided. Raw data will be provided in Excel format.


Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

  • Sample Size : ​Provide 10 - 20 mg for each sample. 

  • Data treatment : DSC files will be converted in Excel files. Experimental data can be analyzed to determine thermal properties of the samples. Pyris offers the following calculation options: Tg, Peak area, Peak onset, Response ratio and Step transition. 

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