The family of Thermal Methods. Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA): Types, thermobalance, furnace, atmosphere control, thermocouple, temperature control, sample characteristics, factors affecting TG curves, applications, Example experiment.
Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC): Definition and nomenclature, instrumentation, temperature calibration, power compensation DSC and heat flux DSC, factors affecting DTA curves, similarities & differences between DTA and DSC, measurement of heat capacity, applications in Quantitative analysis,
Simultaneous Thermal Analysis Techniques:
Simultaneous thermogravimetry- differential thermal analysis (TGA-DTA), Simultaneous thermogravimetry- differential scanning calorimetry (TGA-DSC).
Thermometric Titrations (TT):
Instrumentation, Applications of thermometric titrations
Miscellaneous thermal methods
Derivativethermogravimetry (DTG), Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Dielectric methods
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the developments and applications of the main thermal analysis techniques.
Course Learning Outcomes
Get familiarized with thermoanalytical methods and would be able to apply them in investigating different material samples.
instrument and thermogram
DTA and DSC
Simultaneous thermal techniques
Book Title : Thermal Analysis
Author : Wendlandt, Wesley Wm
Edition : 3rd, 1986
Publisher : Wiley