Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Analysis


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Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis is a thermoanalytical technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of temperature. Both the sample and reference are maintained at nearly the same temperature throughout the experiment.

Generally, the temperature program for a DSC analysis is designed such that the sample holder temperature increases linearly as a function of time. The reference sample should have a well-defined heat capacity over the range of temperatures to be scanned.


  • Melting and crystallization behavior
  • Glass transition temperatures
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Kinetic studies
  • Transition and reaction enthalpies
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