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

Prof. Vyazovkin graduated with honors from Belarusian State University. He then joined the Institute for Physical Chemistry (Minsk) where he worked until 1993. Since 1993 he held visiting positions at the Technical University of Vienna (1993-1995) and University of Toledo (1995). Before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he worked in the University of Utah (1995-2001) as a research faculty and the deputy director of the Center for Thermal Analysis. He is the editor of Thermochimica Acta and is on the editorial board of Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, Macromolecular Rapid Communications. He has won several awards including the Mettler-Toledo Award for “Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Thermal Analysis” (2004), the James J. Christensen Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Innovative Development and Use of Calorimetric Equipment” (2006), and was elected Fellow of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (2006). He is chair of the Kinetics Committee of the International Confederation for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, and a member of ACS, NATAS, and ICTAC.