The Use of Differential Scanning Calorimetry in the Identification of Synthetic Fibers

    Volume 17, Issue 1 (January 1972)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Philp, WMS
    Analyst, The Centre of Forensic Sciences, Toronto, Ontario

    (Received 30 June 1971; accepted 7 August 1971)

    Abstract

    Thermal methods of analysis have attained a position of prominence recently, particularly in applications to fibers, plastics, and other synthetic polymeric materials [1]. This is principally due to the development of several instruments designed to analyze submilligram specimens which yield satisfactory quantitative and qualitative data [1]. Among the instruments commercially available is the Perkin-Elmer differential scanning calorimeter (DSC). We have successfully used the DSC to identify most synthetic fibers in significant amounts in case materials submitted for analysis.


    Paper ID: JFS10122J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10122J

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