The Handbook of Differential Scanning Calorimetry:

The Handbook of Differential Scanning Calorimetry:

Basics of DSC, Instrumentation, and DSC of Low Molecular Compounds

1st Edition - August 1, 2022
  • Editors: Joseph Menczel, Janusz Grebowicz
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128113479

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Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is the most important thermal analysis technique used today and the most common thermal analysis instrument found in chemical characterization laboratories.  DSC has become an everyday tool in characterization laboratories, but many researchers using this technique have a limited understanding of the true breadth of its capabilities. Up to now, there has been no book that would describe the application of DSC in all the various areas of materials chemistry. The Handbook of Differential Scanning Calorimetry: Volume 1: Basics of DSC, Instrumentation, and DSC of Low Molecular Compounds has been written to fill that void. Consisting of three volumes, the first volume is designed to summarize the knowledge of differential scanning calorimetry so that materials researchers and application chemists are given both a better understanding of techniques , as well as a review of the full scope of its capabilities. It also discusses how to properly interpret the DSC thermograms data obtained. Included in this work is the most up-to-date information written by some of the leaders in the field.  It is written not only to help users get the most out of their equipment, After reading this book, people in all chemical and biological areas will have a broad overview of this measuring technique, and will be able to utilize this analytical technique more efficiently.

Key Features

  • Provides a detail description of the theory behind differential scanning while simultaneously providing  a wider breadth of understanding of the actual DSC technique
  • Includes a review of the basics of heat flux and power compensation DSC’s, as well as separate chapters on inorganic and organic materials
  • Reviews the most common commercial DSC instruments on the market and their uses, including TA Instruments, Perkin-Elmer, Hitachi, Mettler Toledo, Netzsch, and Setaram


Materials researchers, thermal analysts, academics, post-doc graduate students

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. The Basics of Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    Chapter 2. Special DSC Techniques
     2.1 Modulated Temperature DSC
     2.2 Fast  Scan DSC
     2.3 Photocalorimetry
     2.4 Simultaneous Techniques

    Chapter 3. Instrumentation of Differential Scanning Calorimetry
    3.1   DSC Instruments of TA Instruments, Inc.
    3.2   DSC Instruments of Netzsch   
    3.3   DSC Instruments of Mettler-Toledo
    3.4   DSC Instruments of Hitachi
    3.5   DSC Instruments of Setaram
    3.6   DSC Instruments of Shimadzu
    3. 7  DSC Instruments of Perkin-Elmer

    Chapter 4. DSC of Inorganic Materials

    Chapter 5. DSC of Organic Materials and Pharmaceuticals

Product details

  • No. of pages: 858
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128113479

About the Editors

Joseph Menczel

Dr. Menczel is a recognized expert in thermal analysis of polymers with some thirty years of industrial and academic experience. He has researched more than 120 polymeric systems in which he studied calibration of DSCs, glass transition, nucleation, crystallization, melting, stability, mechanical and micromechanical properties of polymers, and polymer-water interactions. Dr. Menczel holds six patents and is the author of seventy scholarly papers. He is the author of two chapters in the book Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials. Dr. Menczel is an elected NATAS fellow and was the 2010 recipient of the Mettler-Toledo Award in Thermal Analysis.Janusz Grebowicz

Affiliations and Expertise

Former president, North American Thermal Analysis Society

Janusz Grebowicz

Dr. Janusz Grebowicz is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Houston. In 2014 Dr. Grebowicz was a Fulbright Scholar at the Akademia Gorniczo-Hutnicza, University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. His areas of expertise are Thermal analysis, Polymer Physical chemistry, phase structure and phase transitions in materials and he has authored over 70 papers in these areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor Chemistry and Physics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA