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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 TA Instruments’ DSC techniques include glass transitions, “cold” crystallization, phase changes, melting, crystallization, product stability, cure / cure kinetics, and oxidative stability.

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Common Testing Standards

  • D3418 – Standard Test Method for Transition Temperatures and Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization of Polymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • D3895 – Standard Test Method for Oxidative-Induction Time of Polyolefins by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • D4419 – Standard Test Method for Measurement of Transition Temperatures of Petroleum Waxes by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • D4591 – Standard Test Method for Determining Temperatures and Heats of Transitions of Fluoropolymers by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • D5028 – Standard Test Method for Curing Properties of Pultrusion Resins by Thermal Analysis.
  • E793 – Standard Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • E794 – Standard Test Method for Melting and Crystallization Temperatures By Thermal Analysis.
  • E1269 – Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • E1356 – Standard Test Method for Assignment of the Glass Transition Temperatures by Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
  • E1782 – Standard Test Method for Determining Vapor Pressure by Thermal Analysis.
  • E2160 – Standard Test Method for Heat of Reaction of Thermally Reactive Materials by DSC.
  • E2716 – Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Sinusoidal Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry.

Differential Scanning Calorimeters

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