## Abstract

Reading and co-workers introduced a new technique a few years ago called Modulated Differential Scanning Calorimetry or MDSC. Here the first part of a theoretical analysis for this technique is given. A simple mathematical model for modulated differential scanning calorimetry in the form of an ordinary differential equation is derived. The model is analysed to find the effect of a kinetic event in the form of a chemical reaction. Some possible sources of error are discussed. A more sophisticated version of the model allowing for spatial variation in a calorimeter is developed and it is seen how it can be reduced to the earlier model. Some preliminary work on a phase change is also presented. © 1997 Akadémiai Kiadó.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 279-333 |

Number of pages | 55 |

Journal | Journal of Thermal Analysis |

Volume | 50 |

Issue number | 1-2 |

Publication status | Published - 1997 |

## Keywords

- Mathematical model
- MDSC