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Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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TECHNICAL DATA SHEET

Price of the test:

$250 per analysis

Acceptable Matrices:

Solids and liquids


Limit of Detection:

Thermal transitions can be measured in the range of –50°C to 700°C.


Sample Size Requirements:

10 grams


Equipment:

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)


Reportable Units:

Energy (J/g) and Temperature (°C) at each transition


Turn Around Time:

10 Business Days


Is Rush Available?

Yes


Method Reference:

Internally developed method


Method Description:

A sample is heated/cooled at a constant rate measuring energy transitions.



Additional Information:

This thermal analysis technique measures endothermic and exothermic transitions as samples are heated or cooled. Applications to foods include freezing and melting temperatures of aqueous samples, gelatinization temperatures in starches and flours, protein denaturation, and fat melting characteristics. Glass transitions in foods and polymers can also be determined.