Jespersen, Neil D. Department of Chemistry, St. John's University, New York, New York.
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A group of analytical techniques developed to continuously monitor physical or chemical changes of a sample that occur as the temperature of a sample is increased or decreased. Thermogravimetry (Fig. 1), differential thermal analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry are the three principal thermoanalytical methods. Commercial instruments are available for all types of thermal analysis. See also: Analytical chemistry
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