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The DSC-Microscopy System consists of a DSC with a microscope positioned directly above the sample crucible. A CCD camera mounted on the microscope allows you to capture images of the sample while it is heated or cooled in the DSC. The images help you understand what is happening to the sample and enable you to correctly identify and interpret effects observed on the DSC curve.

The DSC-Chemiluminescence System is the combination of a DSC with an optical accessory for recording chemiluminescence. The highly sensitive CCD camera records the chemiluminescent radiation emitted by a sample as it is measured in the DSC. Chemiluminescence is mainly used to investigate the oxidation behavior of polymers and other materials. The DSC-Photocalorimetry System allows you to expose a sample to light of a particular wavelength range and intensity for a defined time and record the heat flow from the sample. This technique is mainly used to study light-induced curing reactions.  

This presentation covers three optical methods that are used in combination with DSC:

  • DSC-Microscopy
  • DSC-Chemiluminescence
  • DSC-Photocalorimetry

These exciting techniques will be explained in detail. Numerous application examples will be given to illustrate the benefits of the three optical techniques.

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