DSC Analysis of Polymers

Applied Technical Services offers DSC Analysis of Polymers in our chemistry labs. DSC stands for Differential Scanning Calorimetry, a technique used to identify different physical properties and thermal changes in polymers. The DSC benefits several industries, from pharmaceuticals and polymers to nanomaterials. This analysis takes place under a controlled temperature environment, and it measures how well the polymer performs under a variety of temperatures, including extravagant cold or hot climates. When polymers endure hot environments, some tend to melt, but when polymers experience cold environments, they may shatter. DSC is used to see the response a polymer has under heat.

The factors we monitor during extreme temperature testing include melting point, specific heat capacity, glass transition temperature, and heat of transition determinations.

How Does DSC Analysis Work?

The test requires two pans: the sample pan where the sample is placed and an empty reference pan. Our experts program the DSC to heat both pans at a rate of 10°C or 20°C per minute. The sample pan requires more heat to reach the target temperature due to the sample containing more material as compared to the empty reference pan. It allows the polymer to melt, therefore causing an endothermic reaction in comparison to the curing reaction off heat, which is considered an exothermic reaction.

The properties measured in a DSC of a Polymer:
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At Applied Technical Services, we aim to provide high-quality and complete DSC analysis services that you need in order to fulfill your organization’s needs. If you need DSC analysis services, contact Applied Technical Services today!

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