Differential Scanning Calorimeters (DSC) measure temperatures and heat flows associated with thermal transitions in a material. Common usage includes investigation, selection, comparison and end-use performance evaluation of materials in research, quality control and production applications. Properties measured by DSC techniques include glass transitions, “cold” crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure kinetics, and oxidative stability.

The laboratory, established in 2003, is equipped with a Temperature Modulated DSC (MDSC). MDSC offers all the benefits of standard DSC and provides further information for greater understanding of material properties, because it can separate overlapping events (for example, glass transition temperature and relaxation phenomena) that are difficult or impossible to do by standard DSC.

The lab supports research carried out by the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Demokritos Centre in general, related to thermal characterization of polymers and other materials used in various scientific and technological areas. It also provides service to academic and industrial users.

Scientist in Charge

Kyriaki Papadokostaki, PhD

INN, Laboratory of Transport of Matter Phenomena in Polymers

E-mail: k.papadokostaki@inn.demokritos.gr

Tel. +30 210-6503661