Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Characterize heat gain/loss associated with phase transitions

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) quantifies the energy changes in reactions such as melting, transition, crystallization and glass transition temperature and is mainly used for research and development; and quality control in the fields of polymer, pharmaceutical.

Rigaku’s DSC are heat-flux types. Several models are available depending on the maximum temperature and sensitivity difference.

The high-sensitivity type DSC8231 has several available options, such as a LN₂ cooling system, an automatic sample changer depending on the objective of the measurement.

DSC8231 Features

High sensitivity, high performance and low noise, realized by a compact furnace
Quick gas substitution enabled by compact furnace
Remarkable heating and cooling rates that enhance the efficiency of measurement
Safety is emphasized on the entire system
Measuring temperature range: -150°C to 725°C (max. 750°C)
An optional cooling unit is used for temperatures below ambient
Inert gas flow is required for temperatures above 500°C

DSC8231 Specifications

Technique Differential scanning calorimetry
Benefit Characterize and quantifies the energy of a reaction associated with phase changes
Technology DSC is a thermal analysis technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of temperature
Attributes Using this technique, it is possible to observe fusion and crystallization events as well as glass transition temperatures and can be also used to study oxidation, as well as other chemical reactions
Computer External PC
Dimensions 210 (W) x 310 (H) x 520 (D) (mm)
Mass 15.5 kg (30.5 kg w/ ASC)
Power requirements 1Ø, AC100-120 V/200-240 V 50/60 Hz 5 A

DSC8231 Options

The following accessories are available for this product:

DSC8231 Application Notes

The following application notes are relevant to this product

DSC8231 Resources


Using Thermal Analysis to Characterize Amorphous Pharmaceutical Materials Watch the Recording

Rigaku Journal articles

adobeDynamic DSC Software —Temperature-Modulated DSC— Read the Article
adobePX-ray Diffraction Measurement of Layered Manganese Dioxide That Can Store/Release Heat Repeatedly by Desorbing/Absorbing Water Molecules to/from Moist Air Read the Article

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