Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a thermal analysis technique which measures the temperature and heat flow associated with transitions in materials as a function of temperature and time. Such measurements provide quantitative and qualitative information about physical and chemical changes that include endothermic/exothermic processes or changes in heat capacity. Specific information that can be obtained include:

  • Glass transition temperatures
  • Melting points & boiling points
  • Crystallization time & temperature
  • Percent crystallinity
  • Heats of fusion and reaction
  • Specific heat
  • Oxidative stability
  • Rate of cure
  • Degree of cure
  • Reaction kinetics
  • Purity
  • Thermal stability