Differential Scanning Calorimetry With unmatched Sensitivity

Boasting an unbeatably high-tec performance, Mettler Toledo introduce their differential scanning calorimeter 1 as a quick and effective use for measuring thermal changes of a sample. The device's most impressive feature is it's sensor which is the most important factor to achieving accurate results.

The sensitivity of Mettler Toledo's sensor is unquestionably excellent with the devices multilayer thermal couple technology holding up to 120 thermal couples on a number of layers. With this advanced feature, the differential scanning calorimeter 1 is fast and reliable in measuring weak thermal changes that may not be detectable in less sensitive devices.

Procedures such as these can be difficult to monitor accurately without additional stress, however the DSC 1 performs differential scanning calorimetry effortlessly and continues to offer outstanding results, with these additional features:

  • Excellent resolution - ability to measure accurately all fast changes and close-lying effects.
  • Prompt automation - offers an efficient robot that can position up to 34 samples in good time.
  • Small and large sample volumes - to suit the exact sample content measured.
  • Modular concept - tailor-made solutions for current and future needs.
  • Flexible calibration and adjustment - high accuracy rates in all conditions.
  • Wide temperature range - can measure accurately changes between 150 °C to 700 °C in one measurement

When Is This Technique Used?

Differential scanning calorimetry has been a long-running thermoanalytical method used to confirm the level of heat needed to change the temperature of a sample.  Primarily, this method is essential to the study of samples and the heat effects of their structure change. 

As structures change, heat levels change, requiring a reference sample to balance out the heat in both. With the reference sample, we can calculate the amount of heat required to maintain the same temperature in both samples. The technique is performed in different ways, however many require additional preparation before use that can be time consuming and complicated.

With various ways to do this measurement, ranging from the use of a polystyrene cup to more intelligent machinery, the methods of differential  scanning calorimetry can be both manually and digitally performed. However, over the years, advancements in technology have assisted many in achieving more accurate results by improving the device's sensitivity to thermal changes. 

Date added: 2012-04-05 13:46:46