Choosing to model DSC data can give additional insight into the unfolding process of a macromolecule or be helpful to deconvolute a multiple transition thermogram. This application note will discuss general guidelines of choosing the correct baseline and DSC model.
The nitinol shape-memory alloy solid-solid transition is studied using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), which reveals the reversible and hysteretic nature of this transition. This can be used to provide information on the composition of the nitinol alloy. It also serves as a tool to detect the existence of, and changes in, the intermediate R-phase.