Introduction to Calorimetry (July 27-28, 2018)

Aims

This module addresses doctoral students in chemistry, physics, biophysics, and related fields without much prior knowledge or experience in calorimetry. It introduces the basic theoretical and technical concepts necessary for an understanding of calorimetry in general and the application to polymer science in special.

Contents

Each day of the two-day program starts with a series of lectures in the morning covering the theoretical knowledge by basic lectures and the discussion of applications and problems. It is followed by hands-on experiments on typical polymer samples and demonstrations of the different calorimeter devices during the afternoon.

Lectures:

  • basic principles of calorimetry, modulated techniques, fast and ultrafast chip calorimetry, applications to nucleation, crystallization and glass transition
  • technical aspects of calorimetry, typical measurement conditions and experimental setups, influence of sample and measurement conditions

Hands-on lab course:

  • DSC Measurement of typical polymer samples for determination of crystallization and glass transition parameter
  • Demonstration of fast scanning calorimetry with typical applications to polymers

Recommendations for literature

  • Höhne, G., Hemminger, W. F., Flammersheim, H.-J.; Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg (2003)
  • Zhuravlev, E.; Schick, C.; Fast scanning power compensated differential scanning nano-calorimeter, TCA 505 1-2 (2010) 1-21
  • Toda, A., Androsch, R., Schick, C.; Insights into polymer crystallization and melting from fast scanning chip calorimetry, Polymer 91 (2016) 239-263 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymer.2016.03.038

Terms and Applications

Date and time:
July 27, 9:00 – 17:00
July 28, 9:00 – 14:00

Venue: to be announced
Group size: maximal 10
Language: English

Instructor(s)

Dr. Heiko Huth,  Prof. Dr. Mario Beiner

Registration

Membership status
iRTG memberiGS Functional Polymersexternal

Please contact sfb-trr-102-office(at)physik.uni-halle.de in case of questions.

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