Thermal characterization with DSC
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is used to determine transition temperatures and enthalpy changes of solid and liquid samples under controlled temperature changes. The analysis can be used to determine the melting, crystallization, and glass transition temperatures and their enthalpies, the material's amorphic and crystalline behavior, hardening and specific heat, material compatibility, and the effect of additives. The temperature range for the measurement is -170 °C to 600 °C, available atmospheres are N2 and O2. Please disclose the desired temperature program upon ordering: heating rate(s) (K/min), isotherms, and temperature ranges (min/max). If you have any doubts about these parameters, we are more than happy to help.
More information about the method family:Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
- Suitable sample matrices
- Plastics, polymers, proteins, biopolymers, adhesives, solids, liquids. Not suitable for samples that exhibit substantial thermal expansion.
- Minimum sample amount
- 100 mg
- Typical turnaround time
- 3 weeks after receiving the samples
- Quality system
- Accredited test method
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