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DSC: A powerful material characterization technique

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2024/01/26 16:03
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In the field of materials science and engineering, dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DSC) is an important experimental tool for studying the thermodynamic properties and dynamical behavior of materials. DSC provides researchers with information about the thermal stability and physical properties of materials by measuring their ability to absorb or release heat energy at controlled temperatures.


  Shanghai Heson HS-DSC-101 differential scanning calorimeter

DSC works by applying heat or cooling to a sample and observing its energy change. When the temperature changes, the physical state of the material changes, such as from a solid state to a liquid state, or from a crystalline state to an amorphous state. These changes, accompanied by the absorption or release of energy, are precisely measured and recorded by DSC.


DSC has a wide range of applications, including the plastics industry, the pharmaceutical industry, ceramic manufacturing, and fuel and lubricant science. For example, in the plastics industry, DSC is used to study the glass transition temperature and melting point of polymers, which is crucial for predicting the processability and service temperature of materials. In the pharmaceutical industry, DSC is used to study the stability of drug molecules and their interactions with excipients.


Despite these challenges, DSC remains a powerful tool for material characterization. By gaining a deeper understanding of the thermal properties of materials, researchers can develop new materials with better performance and greater stability to support a variety of applications. With the continuous progress of technology, the future application and development of DSC will be more extensive and in-depth.