ASTM E968 - 02(2014)

    Standard Practice for Heat Flow Calibration of Differential Scanning Calorimeters

    Active Standard ASTM E968 | Developed by Subcommittee: E37.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 Differential scanning calorimetry is used to determine the heat or enthalpy of transition. For this information to be meaningful in an absolute sense, heat flow calibration of the apparatus or comparison of the resulting data to that of a known standard is required.

    5.2 This practice is useful in calibrating the heat flow axis of differential scanning calorimeters or quantitative differential thermal analyzers for subsequent use in the measurement of transition energies and specific heat capacities of unknowns.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice covers the heat flow calibration of differential scanning calorimeters over the temperature range from − 130°C to  +800°C.

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

    1.3 Computer or electronic based instruments, techniques or data manipulation equivalent to this practice may also be used.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of whoever uses this standard to consult and establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. See also Section 7.


    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

    E793 Test Method for Enthalpies of Fusion and Crystallization by Differential Scanning Calorimetry

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

    E1142 Terminology Relating to Thermophysical Properties


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 17.200.10 (Heat. Calorimetry)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/E0968

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