Setting Up a DSC Cyclic Procedure


DSC Cyclic experiments are used to assess changes in the material as it is exposed to a series of heating/cooling cycles. Multiphase materials (e.g., emulsifiers) often change internally (become less stable) during thermal cycling.

If you want to set up a DSC cyclic procedure, you can choose one of two techniques—the DSC Wizard or the Experimental View - Procedure Page. See the instructions below for each technique.

When you perform a DSC Cyclic experiment, four parameters need to be chosen:

When selecting the final temperature you need to consider the sample that will be analyzed and the scope of your experiment. For the DSC, the default initial temperature is 50°C and the default final temperature is 200°C.

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Using the DSC Wizard :

Enter the desired parameters, then select Next to proceed.

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Using the Experimental View Procedure Page:

  1. Display the Procedure Page. Select the desired experiment from the list of available preprogrammed templates.

  2. Enter the desired parameters. When you have finished setting up this procedure, you can enter more information by selecting the Notes Page and Summary Page for this run.

  3. Click the Apply button when finished to save these changes or the Append  button to save the changes to this run and add another run to the end of the sequence.

NOTE: You can use any test template as the basis for a custom test by selecting the desired test template from the list of tests, then click the Apply button and change the test to Custom. Then you can click on the Procedure Page and then the Editor button to make the changes desired.

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