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DSC – Differential Thermal Analysis

Differential Scanning Calorimetry

  • Determination of formation and solution temperatures as well as the specific corresponding energies

  • Identification of optimisation petential in the casting process and the heat treatment of alloys


Our Services

  • Test procedure according to specially developed SOP
  • Determination of phase formation temperatures and enthalpies
  • Detection of low-melting impurities
  • Heat capacity measurements
  • Heat treatment simulation with simultaneous thermal measurement
  • Optimisation of thermal process parameters for the real industrial production process


Technical Data

Test ProcedurePerformance ParametersApplication
Differential scanning calorimetry at a constant heating rate
  • Heating rate: 0.001K/min to 200K/min
  • Cooling rate: up to 40K/min
  • Interval: -180°C to 700°C
  • Protective gas atmosphere
Phase detection
Determination of enthalpies of formation/solution
Heat capacity measurement
  • Interval: -70°C to 700°C
  • Determination by DSC signal (calibrated) or sapphire reference method
Thermodynamic optimisation of alloys, data collection for simulation
Simulation and measurement of freely definable temperature programmesAny number and duration of heating/cooling and holding periods at variable heating/cooling ratesSimulation of heat treatments with simultaneous measurement of precipitation energies and temperatures

Testing methods

  • M50-MD07-LKR