The Treatment of Thermoanalytical Data for Effective Presentation

  • J. S. Crighton
  • K. M. Li


Techniques to facilitate extraction of the maximum meaningful information from thermoanalytical experiments are considered. Attention was given to the collection, manipulation and presentation of observations from DTA and TG. Off-line manipulative routines are assessed to provide smoothing, temperature linearisation, scaling, interpolation and differentiation of digitised analogue signals. The presentation of data to facilitate recognition and interpretation curve features is examined. The form of the manipulated data allows for the averaging of observations from repeated experiments to reflect representative behaviour. DTA curve corrections to eliminate the distorting influences of base lines are also facilitated.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. (1).
    W.W. Wendlandt, Thermochim. Acta. 5 (1973) 225CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. (2).
    R.W. Crossley et al., in “Analytical Calorimetry” (1970), 429CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. (3).
    F. Gornick, J. Polym. Sci. C25 (1968) 131Google Scholar
  4. (4).
    E.F. Joy et al., Thermochim. Acta 2 (1971), 31CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. (5).
    A. Doelman et al., “Analytical Calorimetry” 4 (1977), 1CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. (6).
    A. Doelman et al., IBM Journal of R & D 22 (1978) 81CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. (7).
    J.S. Crighton and A. Das submitted for publicationGoogle Scholar
  8. (8).
    J.S. Crighton and P.N. Hole Thermochim. Acta 24 (1978) 327CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Basel AG 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Crighton
    • 1
  • K. M. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BradfordBradford, West YorkshireUK

Personalised recommendations