Heat capacity determination explained
With our DSC the heat capacity of your material can be determined. The heat capacity is a measure of how much energy a material can absorb in order to heat it up by 1 Kelvin. Modulated DSC scans with sapphire as a reference material allows us to determine the heat capacity (J/K) and the specific heat capacity (J/(g*K)).
Measuring this property of a material is not only necessary to calculate the energy requirements of processes, but also necessary to know in processes where heat plays an important role. High heat capacity materials are better capable of absorbing heat and retaining it. Where low heat capacity materials are very suitable for cooling applications like heat sinks.