DSC – Differential scanning calorimetry
The dynamic differential calorimetry is a thermal analysis for the detection of endothermic and exothermic reactions due to heating, cooling or isothermal changes of state. During the analysis, a crucible loaded with the sample and an empty crucible are subjected to identical temperature changes. By detecting the temperature difference of both crucibles, heat release, heat consumption, phase changes or the enthalpy of solids and liquids can be determined.
The determination of the glass transition as well as the melting and crystallization behavior enables a characterization of materials and their quality control. The method is therefore used in many areas of the processing industry.