Sample Controlled Thermal Analysis

Gareth Parkes, Edward L. Charsley

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In conventional thermal analysis, a sample is subjected to pre-determined heating programme, typically a linear rising ramp. Although simple in concept, the use of linear heating causes temperature gradients across the sample, arising from the conduction of heat from the external furnace, and concentration gradients, arising from the diffusion of reaction or product gases into or out of the sample. These gradients result in non-uniform reaction conditions throughout the sample leading to loss of resolution of thermally adjacent processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
EditorsSimon Gaisford, Vicky Kett, Peter Haines
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781788018135
ISBN (Print)9781782620518
Publication statusPublished - 25 Feb 2016


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