Differential scanning calorimetry
Dynamic methods are particularly applicable for the study of phase transformations in materials. Two thermal analysis devices are available (Setaram Setsys Evo 2400 und Setaram Labys) for this means. Both are combinations of differential scanning calorimeters (DSC) with thermogravimeters (TGA). With these two devices it is possible to determine the temperature range and kinetics of phase transformations, reaction enthalpies or the specific heat capacity of a material. During thermogravimetry mass differences are additionally recorded which allows the study of e.g. oxidation or decomposition reactions.