Specific Heat Capacity Measurements Using DSC and Modulated DSC


Specific heat capacity measures the ability of a material to absorb thermal energy. Specific heat capacity is an important property in many fields; it involves thermal energy exchange. People have been studying specific heat capacity for decades on a wide variety of materials such as phase change materials, carbon nanomaterials, heating and cooling systems, building materials, proteins, molten salt based nanofluids, thermal modeling, etc. Specific heat capacity can be conveniently and accurately measured on a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). There are different ways to determine specific heat capacity of a material on a DSC, which will be covered in this webinar. During this webinar, we will look at how to program an appropriate method to measure specific heat capacity on a DSC with some interesting application examples.

About the Speaker

Yue Schuman, Ph.D. is an Applications Scientist at TA Instruments supporting the thermal analysis product line. Prior to joining TA Instruments, Yue earned a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and acquired her Master’s degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Yue’s research projects focused on thermal, mechanical, and structure-property characterizations of materials ranging from nanoscale to macroscale regimes including nanoparticle silica thin films, graphene, 3D graphene aerogel, paraffin-based phase change materials, and their composite materials. Yue’s core responsibilities at TA Instruments are customer support, method development for sample characterization, and providing training on our instruments.