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Specific Heat


Test ID  
T-015

   
Description  
A differential scanning calorimeter is used to heat or cool the material over a temperature range, while measurements of heat flow are made. Typically, the material is heated rapidly to its molten state and data is collected in the cooling mode to 40C, at a constant rate of 20C/min. First, a baseline is run for the desired heating or cooling conditions of the scan. Next the specimen is placed into the DSC apparatus and the scan is repeated. Specific heat obtained from subtracting the two curves.    
Options  
The scan can also consist of collecting data while heating the material to its molten state. The rate of heating or cooling can be specified.  
Standards  
ASTM E1269  
ISO 11357-4  
Data see sample data  
Specific heat v. temperature is reported along with any significant transitions. This data appears in Matereality as Specific Heat.  
Replicates (# of times this test is repeated)  
1  
Samples  
1 - specimens, any type [details]

   

Application
 
This test is essential for heat transfer calculations, including process simulation.