Differential Scanning Calorimetry
Calorimetry (DSC) can be used to research temperature-dependent phase transitions in any type of material. As well as polymers, this includes biomolecules, e.g. chocolate, cosmetics, through to metals and alloys. DSC is used in our laboratories mainly to research polymer phase transitions, such as glass and melt transitions. We also are equipped with a differential calorimeter (DSC) Q2000 from TA Instruments, with a temperature range of von -180°C to 725°C. Using modulated DSC, it is possible to separate reversible and irreversible parts of the thermal flux.