Price, Duncan M.; Novel methods of modulated-temperature thermal analysis. Thermochimica Acta 315(1) (1998) 11-18
Two novel methods of Modulated-Temperature Thermal Analysis are described. These are loosely-termed "Constrained Rate DSC" and "Modulated-Temperature TMA". In the first, the sample response is used to control the temperature program of a DSC in a method analogous to Controlled Rate Thermal Analysis. This results in a temperature modulation which is variable in period, amplitude and underlying heating rate depending on the sample behaviour and user defined limits. Deconvolution of the signals into thermally "reversing" and "non-reversing" heat flows is still possible. Secondly, the application of Modulated Temperature programming to Thermomechanical Analysis is discussed.
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