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Basic Theory of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Basic Theory of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

At this introductory module, fundamental concepts on Thermodynamics and Thermal Analysis concepts and definition are covered.

Fundamental Thermal Analysis techniques

Fundamental Thermal Analysis techniques

This module is devoted to principles of the most used thermoanalytical methods, i.e. differential scanning calorimetry, differential thermal analysis, thermogravimetry and dynamic mechanical analysis. Some applications of the thermoanalytical methods are mentioned.

Special Thermal Analysis techniques

Special Thermal Analysis techniques

This module aims to introduce the students to special thermal analysis techniques including Thermoporometry, Thermal conductivity measurements via Laser Flash technique, Calorimetry of adsorption, Coupling of Mass Spectrometry or ... 

Transformation’s kinetics

Transformation’s kinetics

This module deals with the methods most frequently applied methods in the analysis of the kinetic of various transformations, such as the complex chemical/physicochemical processes such as material degradation, crystallization, etc. The ...

Data collection and evaluation in Thermal Analysis

Data collection and evaluation in Thermal Analysis

This module is devoted to the principles of data collection from thermo-analytical measurements, calibration procedures, and statistical evaluation of data. Basic techniques for data evaluation (interpolation, numerical integration, numerical derivatives) and baseline types are also discussed. The module finishes with a lesson on processing thermal analysis data for forensic applications.

Case studies in Thermal analysis Techniques

Case studies in Thermal analysis Techniques

This module aims to expose the students to case studies in thermal analysis techniques. Emphasis will be given on the use of dynamic mechanical analysis on the thermal properties of polymers and polymer-based nanocomposites studies as well as on thermal conductivity measurements and data analysis for thermoelectrics.

Thermal analysis applied in food and pharmaceuticals

Thermal analysis applied in food and pharmaceuticals

This module aims at providing the most important features regarding the application of calorimetry and thermal analysis (mainly DSC) to food and pharmaceuticals, respectively. This cycle of lessons will be focused on the identification of phase transitions occurring in food, biomaterials ...

Case studies for Transformation’s kinetics in polymers

Case studies for Transformation’s kinetics in polymers

The aim of this module is to present basic theoretical approaches for the transformation kinetics of various materials and apply these, especially in polymers. Special cases are presented for the kinetics study of Polymerization Reactions, Cross-linking and crystallization ...