Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
Infrastructure: Temperature Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), TA Instruments 2920 MDSC
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.
Temperature Modulated DSC 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.