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Webinar: Flash Differential Scanning Calorimetry

How Flash DSC is transforming rapid-scanning DSC technology, presented by Mettler-Toledo

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Tech Insider Webinar: Flash DSC (Differential Scanning Calorimetry) Revolutionizes Rapid-Scanning DSC

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 - 10:00 ET / 7:00 PT / 15:00 GMT

(Now available on demand)

Duration: 60 min.

Flash DSC is a novel technique, a quantum leap in DSC technology that opens up new frontiers. The new Flash DSC 2+ revolutionizes rapid-scanning DSC thanks to its ultra-high heating and cooling rates. The state-of-the-art instrument can easily analyze reorganization and crystallization processes that were previously difficult or impossible to measure. The Flash DSC 2+ is the ideal complement to conventional DSC for characterizing modern materials and optimizing production processes by thermal analysis.

In this webinar, we will discuss the basic principles of the Flash DSC and present some interesting applications.

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Polymers, polymorphic substances, and many metals and alloys have metastable structures that depend on the cooling conditions used in their production. On heating, reorganization processes such as the melting and recrystallization of unstable crystallites or the separation of phases may occur.

The use of high heating rates enables materials to be analyzed without interference from reorganization processes as there is no time for such processes to occur.

The Flash DSC 2+ is also the ideal tool for studying crystallization kinetics.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The Flash DSC technique

  • Metastable structures

  • Reorganization processes

  • Possible Flash DSC application areas

  • Application examples

Presenter:

Dr. Jürgen Schawe, Senior Scientist Thermal Analysis, Mettler-Toledo, Analytical

Jürgen E. K. Schawe was awarded a Ph.D. in solid state physics in 1984. After that, Dr. Schawe worked at the University of Rostock in the Polymer Physics Group, and from 1992 to 1999 for calorimetry of the University of Ulm. Since 1999 he has worked for Mettler-Toledo AG in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland. Dr. Schawe is a senior application scientist for Material Characterization. He was awarded the 2010 STK Award of Applied Chemical Thermodynamics by the Swiss Society for Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry. To date, Dr. Schawe has published 62 articles in scientific journals and has been awarded four patents.  

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