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Principles and Applications of Thermal Analysis

Paul Gabbott (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-3171-1
480 pages
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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Thermal Analysis techniques are used in a wide range of disciplines, from pharmacy and foods to polymer science, materials and glasses; in fact any field where changes in sample behaviour are observed under controlled heating or controlled cooling conditions. The wide range of measurements possible provide fundamental information on the material properties of the system under test, so thermal analysis has found increasing use both in basic characterisation of materials and in a wide range of applications in research, development and quality control in industry and academia.

Principles and Applications of Thermal Analysis is written by manufacturers and experienced users of thermal techniques. It provides the reader with sound practical instruction on how to use the techniques and gives an up to date account of the principle industrial applications. By covering basic thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) including the new approach of Fast Scanning DSC, together with dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA /TMA) methods, then developing the discussion to encompass industrial applications, the book serves as an ideal introduction to the technology for new users. With a strong focus on practical issues and relating the measurements to the physical behaviour of the materials under test, the book will also serve as an important reference for experienced analysts.

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Table of Contents

1 A Practical Introduction to Differential Scanning Calorimetry.

2 Fast Scanning DSC.

3 ThermoGravimetric Analysis.

4 Principles and applications of mechanical thermal analysis.

5 Applications of thermal analysis in electrical cable manufacture.

6 Application to Thermoplastics and Rubbers.

7 Thermal Analysis of Biomaterials.

8 Pharmaceuticals.

9 Thermal methods in the study of foods and food ingredients.

10 Thermal analysis of inorganic compound glasses and glass-ceramics

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Author Information

Paul Gabbott is Director, Thermal Instruments Ltd, based in Beaconsfield, UK and has over 25 years experience working with PerkinElmer Ltd in the field of thermal analysis.

Mr John Bevis
Dr Rod Bottom
Dr John Duncan
Dr Imad Farhat
Dr Martin Forrest
Dr David Furniss
Dr Bill MacNaughton
Dr Showan Nazhat
Dr Mark Saunders
Professor Angela Seddon

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Provides a detailed overview of the most commonly used thermal methods
  • Application focussed approach showing the user how thermal methods can be applied to the analysis of a wide range of samples, providing rapid, high quality information.
  • World class authorship from industry and academe giving the insight and perspective not available from the source literature
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