Jespersen, Neil D. Department of Chemistry, St. John's University, New York, New York.
- Differential thermal analysis
- Differential scanning calorimetry
- Other methods
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A group of analytical techniques developed to continuously monitor physical or chemical changes of a sample which occur as the temperature of a sample is increased or decreased. Thermogravimetry, differential thermal analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry are the three principal thermoanalytical methods. Commercial instruments are available for all types of thermal analysis. Most instruments use modern computer technology to control the instrument while collecting and analyzing data. See also: Analytical chemistry; Computer
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