Application of Differential Scanning Calorimetry for the Study of Phase Transitions

  • William P. Brennan


The identification and characterization of phase transitions in organic, inorganic and polymeric materials is of obvious and general importance. For example, the technological importance of the temperature that marks a discontinuity in the chemical or mechanical properties of a material will frequently determine the usefulness of a material for a given application. The melting point is one such temperature; however, it frequently occurs that the temperature of a solid-solid phase transition is more important in this respect.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Phase Behavior Curie Point Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermogram Solid Transition 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • William P. Brennan
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  1. 1.Perkin-Elmer CorporationNorwalkUSA

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