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Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)

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Contact details

Dingemans, Theo Dr.
Aerospace Engineering (LR), Fundamentals of Advanced Materials (FAM)
Kluyverweg 1, 2629 HB Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 84520
E-mail : t.j.dingemans@tudelft.nl
Website : Open website

General Information


Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC)


Experimental hall, FAM lab, Faculty of Aerospace, Kluyverweg 1, Delft (building #61)

Key words:

polymorphism, glass transition, crystallization, differential scanning calorimetry

Main application:

A differential scanning calorimeter is used to heat or cool the material over a temperature range, while measurements of heat flow are made. The technique is mainly applied for heat transfer calculations, including process simulation.

Instrument specification

DSC type:
heat flux

air, inert gas

Calorimetric accuracy:
approx. +/- 1%

Calorimetric precision:
approx. +/- 0.5%

DSC sensitivity:
approx. 0.4 uW

Temperature range:
-170 to 725 degrees Celsius

Scan rates:
0.01 to 10 degrees C/minute

Sample pan capacity:
open 50 μL, hermetic sealed 15 μL, sealed 15 μL