Setting Up a DSC Isothermal Procedure


DSC isothermal experiments provide an indication of a material's stability at an elevated temperature.  The purge gas, which surrounds the material, remains constant or is switched at the elevated temperature to generate a sample-atmosphere interaction (e.g., oxidative stability).

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

CAUTION:  We recommend that you do not use the RCS when running isothermal experiments above 400°C.  Damage to the unit can occur if used at high temperatures for extended periods.

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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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