Publication
Title
Calibration and performance of a fast-scanning DSCProject RHC
Author
Abstract
This paper presents the calibration and evaluation of a Rapid Heat-Cool DSC (RHC), a fast-scanning calorimeter capable of controlled heating rates of up to 2000 K min−1. As the use of high scan rates increases the influence of thermal lag, a thorough analysis of the instrument performance was made. This encompasses a rigorous temperature calibration procedure, a study of the influence of sample mass and heating rate on the extrapolated onset temperature, and the analysis of the symmetry of the thermal lag in heating and cooling using phase transitions in liquid crystals. The calibration of the heat flow rate is evaluated using indium for a broad range of sample masses and heating rates, and verified by heat capacity measurements on polystyrene for a wide temperature range. The performance of the RHC proves to be very good, with estimated errors on temperature and heat flow rate (heat capacity) of 0.1 K and 2%, respectively.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Thermochimica acta. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2012
ISSN
0040-6031
Volume/pages
530(2012), p. 64-72
ISI
000300540200009
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External links
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Creation 27.02.2015
Last edited 04.09.2017