Gas concentration programming - a new approach to sample controlled thermal analysis

G. M B Parkes, P. A. Barnes, E. L. Charsley

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Sample controlled thermal analysis (SCTA) is the generic name used to describe a family of techniques where the heating rate is not pre-determined as in conventional thermal analysis, but altered as some function of a property of the sample (i.e. mass loss, rate of gas evolution, etc.). We demonstrate here a new form of SCTA, where the reaction rate for gas-solid reactions can be controlled by programming the concentration of the reactive gas whilst keeping the temperature constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalThermochimica Acta
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 1998


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