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Abd-Elghany, Mohamed; Klapötke, Thomas M. (2018): A review on differential scanning calorimetry technique and its importance in the field of energetic materials. In: Physical Sciences Reviews, Vol. 3, No. 4
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Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) helps to follow processing conditions, since it is relatively easy to fingerprint the thermal behavior of materials. DSC instrument nowadays became a routine technique, which can be found virtually in every chemical characterization laboratory. The sample can be analyzed over a wide temperature range using various temperature programs under isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. It is appropriate to determine the kinetic parameters under non-isothermal conditions. The sample can be in many different physical forms and in various shapes (powder, granules, fiber, etc.). A lot of characterization (step/-glass transition, melting, and decomposition temperature, etc.) data can be obtained by easy way and within short time. DSC is very helpful in analysis of energetic materials due to very small amount of material is enough to run the experiment.