This is Volume 5 of a Handbook that has been well-received by the thermal analysis and calorimetry community. All chapters in all five volumes are written by international experts in the subject. The fifth volume covers recent advances in techniques and applications that complement the earlier volumes. The chapters refer wherever possible to earlier volumes, but each is complete in itself. The latest recommendations on Nomenclature are also included. Amongst the important new techniques that are covered are micro-thermal analysis, pulsed thermal analysis, fast-scanning calorimetery and the use of quartz-crystal microbalances. There are detailed reviews of heating - stage spectroscopy, the range of electrical techniques available, applications in rheology, catalysis and the study of nanoparticles. The development and application of isoconversional methods of kinetic analysis are described and there are comprehensive chapters on the many facets of thermochemistry and of measuring thermophysical properties. Applications to inorganic and coordination chemistry are reviewed, as are the latest applications in medical and dental sciences, including the importance of polymorphism. The volume concludes with a review of the use and importance of thermal analysis and calorimetry in quality control.

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* Updates and complements previous volumes * Internationally recognized experts as authors * Each chapter complete in itself


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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO RECENT ADVANCES, TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS (Michael E. Brown and Patrick K. Gallagher) 1. THE HANDBOOK OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY 1 2. THE LITERATURE OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY 2 2.1. Books 2 2.2. Major conferences and their proceedings 3 2.3. Websites 5 3. NOMENCLATURE 6 4. RECENT ADVANCES IN TECHNIQUES 6 4.1. Micro-Thermal Analysis 6 4.2. Pulsed thermal analysis 7 4.3. Fast scanning calorimetry 7 5. ADVANCES IN APPLICATIONS 7 5.1. Quartz-crystal microbalances 7 5.2. Electrical techniques 8 5.3. Heating-stage spectroscopy 8 5.4. Rheology 8 5.5. Catalysis 9 5.6. Nanoparticles 9 6. KINETICS 9 7. ADDITIONAL TOPICS 10 7.1. Thermochemistry 10 7.2. Coordination compounds and inorganics 10 7.3. Thermophysical properties 11 7.4. Polymorphism 11 7.5. Medical applications 11 7.6. Dental materials 12 8. QUALITY CONTROL 12 CHAPTER 2. DEVELOPMENTS IN NOMENCLATURE (Jean Rouquerol, I. Wadsö, T. Lever and P. Haines) 1. INTRODUCTION 13 2. 2006 ICTAC NOMENCLATURE OF THERMAL ANALYSIS 14 2.1. Scope 14 2.2. Intent 15 2.3. Definition of the field of Thermal Analysis (TA


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About the author

Sergey Vyazovkin

Sergey Vyazovkin received his Ph.D. from Belorussian State University (1989). His research is concerned with the kinetics of thermally stimulated processes in condensed phase systems. He is a winner of Mettler-Toledo Award in thermal analysis and of James J. Christensen Award in calorimetry. Professor Vyazovkin is editor of Thermochimica Acta, a member of the editorial board of Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, and the chairman of the Kinetics Committee of the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. His research has been published in one book, four book chapters, and 160 peer-reviewed papers cited over 11,000 times.

About the series-volume-editors

Michael Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, Rhodes University, South Africa

Patrick Gallagher

Affiliations and Expertise

Departments of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering, Columbus, Ohio, USA