ASTM E2716 - 09

    Standard Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Sinusoidal Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry

    Active Standard ASTM E2716 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    ASTM E2716

    Significance and Use

    Modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetric measurements provide a rapid, simple method for determining specific heat capacities of materials, even under quasi-isothermal conditions.

    Specific heat capacities are important for design purposes, quality control, and research and development.

    The use of a stepped quasi-isothermal program may be used to follow structure changes in materials.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method describes the determination of specific heat capacity by sinusoidal modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry. For the determination of specific heat capacity by a step-isothermal or multiple step-isothermal temperature program, the reader is referred to Test Method E1269.

    1.2 This test method is generally applicable to thermally stable solids and liquids.

    1.3 The normal operating range of the test is from 100 to 600 °C. The temperature range may be extended depending upon the instrumentation and specimen holders used.

    1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E473 Terminology Relating to Thermal Analysis and Rheology

    E967 Test Method for Temperature Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters and Differential Thermal Analyzers

    E968 Practice for Heat Flow Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties

    E1269 Test Method for Determining Specific Heat Capacity by Differential Scanning Calorimetry


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.200.10 (Heat. Calorimetry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E2716-09

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