Principles of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) – the most used thermal analysis technique in pharmaceuticals

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18 September 2015

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18 September 2015


Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is the most frequently used thermal analysis technique alongside TGA, TMA and DMA. DSC is used to measure enthalpy changes due to changes in the physical and chemical properties of a material as a function of temperature or time. The method allows you to identify and characterise materials. Differential scanning calorimetry is fast, very sensitive and easy to use. In this Webinar, we will discuss the basic principles of DSC and present some interesting applications.

Keynote speakers

Dr. Melanie Nijman, Senior Applications Specialist, Thermal Analysis

Dr. Melanie Nijman received a Ph.D. in solid state nuclear magnetic resonance from the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. She then joined Hi-Tech Scientific in Salisbury, UK, as Technical Sales Engineer. Afterwards she worked for Varian Inc. as Area Sales Manager. In 2006 she joined Mettler-Toledo and worked there as applications specialist for Titration, pH as well as density and refractometers. In her present position she uses, teaches and supports DSC, TGA, TMA and DMA instruments for the Mettler-Toledo Materials Charactersation group and is located at the head office in Switzerland.


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