A differential scanning calorimeter is used to heat or cool the material over a temperature range, while measurements of heat flow are made. A heat-cool-reheat scheme is typically used where the material is heated to its molten state, cooled to 40°C and then reheated at a constant rate of 10ºC/min. Data related to the second heating are reported.
The scan can also consist of collecting data while heating the material to its molten state.
- ASTM D3418
- ISO 11357-3
Heat Flow Plot, Heat of Fusion, Melt Peak, Transition End, Transition Onset. This data appears in Matereality as Thermal Analysis.
Number of times this test is repeated: 1
1 specimens, any type [details]
This test identifies transition temperatures and finds heats of fusion. It can be used to confirm material family or examine whether material properties have changed as a result of processing.