Tips and Hints Handbook: Thermal analysis in practice
By Mettler ToledoFeatures handbook measurement techniques Mettler Toledo thermal analysis
Thermal analysis is one of the oldest analytical techniques. Throughout history, people have used simple heat tests to determine whether materials were genuine or fake.
The year 1887 is looked upon as the dawn of present-day thermal analysis. It was then that Henri Le Chatelier, the famous French scientist, carried out his first thermometric measurements on clays.
Just a few years later in 1899, the British scientist Roberts-Austen performed the first differential temperature measurements and so initiated the development of DTA.
Commercial instruments did not however appear until the 1960s. Since then, thermal analysis has undergone fifty years of intense development.
As a result, the use of thermal analysis has expanded into many new research and application fields in different industries. In many cases, the thermal analysis techniques employed to analyze new materials require specific accessories and measurement parameters as well as special sample preparation.
This new handbook is designed to help readers navigate through the different measurement techniques, method parameters and sample preparation procedures. The aim is to provide useful tips and hints on how to obtain the best possible results from your measurements.
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