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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Studying at Cambridge

 

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)

We have a Netzsch DSC 404 high temperature differential scanning calorimeter, which is used to measure heat flow as a function of time and temperature. This allows us principally to determine phase transition temperatures and investigate phase transformation in the materials as a function of temperature, as well as to determine caloric values such as heat of transformation. Brief details of equipment:

  • Room temperature up to 1500°C
  • Inert argon / air / vacuum environment
  • Heating rate up to 50 K / min
  • Cooling rate up to 200 K / min

DSC, TGA & DTA thermal Analysis

 

Typically, samples are heated to melting and/or cooled from molten at a fixed rate of temperature change, and the heat flow measured as a function of temperature is used to determine phase transition temperatures. Example of test data generated:

DSC heating curves for the as-cast condition and after various solution heat treatment steps for single-crystal nickel-base superalloy CMSX-10K; from Pang, H.T., D’Souza, N., Dong, H., Stone, H.J., Rae, C.M.F., "Detailed Analysis of the Solution Heat Treatment of a Third-Generation Single-Crystal Nickel-Based Superalloy CMSX-10K®" (2016) Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 47 (2), pp. 889-906. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3252-2

We also have a Setaram Setsys Evolution 18 equipment which could be used for Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) measurements up to 1750°C

For further information and access, contact H.T. Pang.

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