Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) / Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) - Heat Flow measurements from -180°C up to 1750°C

The Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is the most popular measurement thechnique to detect endothermic and exothermic transitions like the determination of transformation temperatures and enthalpy of solids and liquids as a function of temperature. Therefore the sample and reference are maintained at nearly the same temperature throughout the experiment and the heatflux will be measured.

Because Linseis has many years of experience in constructing Differential Scanning Calorimeter, we have been able to meet highest demands for each request from research / development and quality controlwith with our DSC PT1000, DSC PT1000 HiRes, DSC PT1000 High Pressure and DSC PT1600 Series in a temperature range from -150°C to 1750°C and a pressure range from vacuum up to 300 bar.


The instrument is used to characterize polymers, pharmaceuticals, foods/biologicals, organic chemicals and inorganics. The following interesting physical properties of materials can be measured: Enthalpy, melting energy, specific heat, glass point, crystallinity, reaction enthalpy, thermal stability, oxidation stability, aging, purity, phase transformation, eutectics, polymorphs, product identification, curing and cure kinetics.

The LINSEIS Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) have a unsurpassed performance:

  • New Sensor Technology
  • Unsurpassed sensitivity – for detection of melts and weak transitions
  • Benchmark resolution – precise separation of close lying events
  • Reliable Automation – up to 42/84 position autosampler

Measurement applications:

Possible measurement conditions:

  • Temperature range from -150°C to 1750°C
  • Various gas atmospheres: air, nitrogen, helium, argon, getter gas, vacuum etc.
  • Pressure from 10-5 mbar to 150 bar

Our instruments operate in agreement with national and international standards such as: ASTM C 351, D 3417, D 3418, D 3895, D 4565, E 793, E 794, DIN 51004, 51007, 53765, 65467, DIN EN 728, ISO 10837, 11357, 11409.