About the book
Calorimetry is a science that is based on measuring changes in state variables of a system with the aim of deriving the heat transfer associated with changes in its state attributed to physical changes, chemical reactions, or phase transitions under specific conditions. This kind of analysis is carried out in equipment such as Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), or the Modulated DSC that help to evaluate different processes related to heat flow, like phase changes, kinetic reaction, thermal stability, and other areas: absorption, biopolymer, biomedical, among other applications. DSC is a powerful technique in polymer science due allows determining thermal properties of the polymer such as glass transition (Tg), melting point (Tm), crystallization temperature (Tc), cross-linking, and decomposition temperature. M-DSC is a more sensitive technique to evaluate heat capacity, due used two simultaneous heating rates, a linear which provides similar information to regular DSC, and a sinusoidal heat that permits the simultaneous measurements of the sample's heat capacity.
This book aims at presenting the use of calorimetry for the evaluation of novel application areas, with a focus on materials in general.