Microwave differential thermal analysis in the investigation of thermal transitions in materials

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

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Abstract

The paper describes microwave differential thermal analysis, a new technique that combines the advantages of microwave heating with the benefits of differential temperature measurement to give a sensitive means of probing the thermal properties of materials as a function of temperature. Details are given of the theoretical background, equipment, design of sample cells, and different modes of operation. Examples are given for a wide range of thermal transitions including fusions, solid-solid phase transitions, and thermal decompositions. The results are discussed in the context of conventional differential thermal techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5026-5032
Number of pages7
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Volume71
Issue number22
Early online date8 Oct 1999
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1999

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