Recent Progress in Microcalorimetry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080100326, 9781483280134

Recent Progress in Microcalorimetry

1st Edition

Authors: E. Calvet H. Prat
Editors: H. A. Skinner
eBook ISBN: 9781483280134
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1963
Page Count: 190
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Recent Progress in Microcalorimetry focuses on the methodologies, processes, and approaches involved in microcalorimetry, as well as heat flow, temperature constancy, and chemistry of alumina and cements.

The selection first offers information on the different types of calorimeters; measurement of the heat flow between the calorimeter and jacket boundaries by means of a thermoelectric pile; and constructional details of the microcalorimeter. Discussions focus on classification of calorimeters, use of thermoelectric piles as thermometers, correct measurement of heat flow from a calorimeter container, and temperature constancy of the external boundary. The text then explores theory and manipulation of the apparatus and calibration of the microcalorimeter experimental determination of the constants of the apparatus.

The manuscript examines sensitivity, reproducibility, and precision of the microcalorimeter, including reproducibility of the apparatus and precision of microcalorimetric measurements. The book also takes a look at thermochemical measurements, microcalorimetry of adsorption processes, microcalorimetric studies on the chemistry of alumina, and microcalorimetry applied to the chemistry of cements.

The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the advancements in microcalorimetry.

Table of Contents



The Interest of Microcalorimetric Studies

PART 1. Apparatus and Microcalorimetric Methods

1. Different Types of Calorimeters

1. The special features of our Microcalorimetric Apparatus

2. Classification of Calorimeters

2. The Measurement of the Heat Flow Between the Calorimeter and Jacket Boundaries by Means of a Thermoelectric Pile

1. Some Principles of Thermoelectricity

2. The Use of Thermoelectric Piles as Thermometers

3. The Use of Thermoelectric Piles for Measuring Constant Flows of Heat

4. The Correct Measurement of Heat Flow from a Calorimeter container

3. Constructional Details of the Microcalorimeter

1. Description of the "Microcalorimetric Element"

2. The Experimental Zero of a Calorimeter Containing only a Single Microcalorimetric Element

3. The Differential Arrangement

4. Temperature Constancy of the External boundary

4. Theory and Manipulation of the Apparatus

1. The Case of Slow Processes

2. The Case of Relatively Rapid Thermal Processes

5. Calibration of the Microcalorimeter — Experimental Determination of the Constant of the Apparatus

1. Calibration of the Galvanometer Deviation: The Measurement of P/g

2. The Measurement u/g

3. The Measurement of the Peltier coefficient, P

4. Measurement of the Coefficient of Thermal Disequilibrium, D

6. Sensitivity, Reproducibility, and Precision of the Microcalorimeter

1. The Sensitivity of the Microcalorimeter

2. The Reproducibility of the Apparatus

3. The Precision of Microcalorimetric Measurements

Part 2. Physico-Chemical Applications


7. Physical Measurements: Specific Heats: Thermal Diffusion Coefficients; Heats of Solution, Dilution, Mixing and Gelatinization

1. The Measurement of Specific Heats

2. The Measurement of Thermal Diffusion Coefficients and of Thermal Conductivities

3. The Measurement of Heats of Solution, Dilution, Mixing and Gelatinization

8. Thermochemical Measurements

1. General

2. Applications

9. The Microcalorimetry of Adsorption Processes

1. General

2. The Adsorbent is Insoluble in the Substance Adsorbed

3. Adsorption of Solvents by Soluble Substances

4. Adsorption by Macromolecular Substances

10. Some Microcalorimetric Studies on the Chemistry of Alumina

1. Studies on the Bayer Precipitation

2. Studies on Alumina Gels

3. Microcalorimetry of "Activated" Alumina

11. Microcalorimetry Applied to the Chemistry of Cements

1. The Hydration of Calcium Aluminates

2. The Hydration of Calcium Silicates

12. Microcalorimetry at Elevated and at High Temperatures

1. Description of the Microcalorimeter for Operation at Elevated Temperatures

2. Method of Using the Apparatus

3. Dehydration Studies

4. Studies in Catalysis

Bibliography of Part I and Part 2

Part 3. Biological Applications


13. Plant Thermogenesis

1. Thermograms of Germinating Seeds

2. Influence of Temperature on Thermogenesis

3. Influence of a Prior Dehydration of the Seeds on the Germination Thermogenesis

4. Effect of the Aging of Seeds: Dormancy

5. Effects of Substances Dissolved in Water

6. Specific Characteristics Appearing on Thermograms

7. Influence of Ultra-Sonic Vibrations on Germination Thermograms

8. Gradients of Thermogenesis in Plants


14. Bacterial Thermogenesis

1. Thermogram from a Bacterial Culture

2. Effects of Antibiotics

3. Specificity of Bacterial Thermograms

4. Thermogenesis as a Means of Identification of Resistant Strains

5. The Evaluation of the Heat Produced by a Single Bacterium

6. Effect of Bacterial Thermogenesis on the Growth of Infection Centres

7. Thermogenesis of Yeasts, and the Microcalorimetric Analysis of Fermentation Processes

8. Virus and Tissue Cultures

15. Thermogenesis of Animals of Variable Body Temperature

1. Thermogenesis of an Insect

2. Variations of Thermogenesis during the Metamorphoses of an Insect

3. Specific Characteristics of Insect Thermograms

4. Modifications of Insect Thermogenesis by Physical and Chemical Agents

5. Thermograms of Myriapods and other Invertebrates

6. Thermograms of Vertebrates of Variable Temperature: Reptiles and Amphibians

16. Thermogenesis of Homeotherms

1. Thermograms of Young Mice

2. Effects of Aging on Thermogenesis

3. Effects of the Surroimding Temperature on Thermogenesis

4. Effects of Anaesthesia on Thermogenesis

5. Modifications of Thermogenesis by Chlorpromazine (Largactil)

6. Hibernating Mammals

7. Influence of Curarizing Drugs on Thermogenesis

8. Influence of Spasmolytic Derivatives of Phenothiazine on Thermogenesis

17. Comparison of Thermogenetic Sources


Bibliography of Part 3

Name Index

Subject Index


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About the Author

E. Calvet

H. Prat

About the Editor

H. A. Skinner