Thermal Analysis & Differential Scanning Calorimetry
There is an increasing requirement to better understand how materials react and how their physical properties change in different environments such as temperature, humidity etc. Understanding changes in the physical properties of a material with temperature is critical to understanding how a material will perform under different conditions in the real world. Thermal analysis can take many forms, from the simple identification of a change in the visual or mechanical properties of a material to the accurate measurement of energy required for a material to undergo a transformation such as glass transition or melt.
The combination of optical microscopy with enthalpy data can help you better understand your sample and reveal its characteristics. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a technique used to measure temperature and heat flow associated with thermal transitions in materials. The optical DSC system has been optimised for those wishing to measure the transition temperatures and enthalpy changes of their samples. The designs allows mounting of the stage on a microscope, enabling image and time lapse recording of sample transitions at high resolution.