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DSC 8000

The DSC 8000, double-furnace, power compensation DSC provides greater sensitivity and accuracy as well as faster and more reliable results then you ever thought possible.

Part Number N5340511
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Typical applications for the DSC 8000:

  • Isothermal kinetics studies - Measure samples at a true constant temperature
  • UV curing in polymers - Rapid response measures even the fastest cures
  • Process and product improvement - Demanding industrial and academic research
Features & Benefits
  • All new double-furnace design delivers the most accurate heat-flow measurements
  • Symmetrical design ensures that instrument response from sample and reference pans are always identical
  • Non-oxidating, chemically resistant platinum alloy furnaces
  • Controlled heating and cooling for the most accurate results


21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Maximum Temperature 750 °C
Minimum Temperature -180 °C
Portable No
Technology Type Thermal Analysis
Warranty 1 year
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Application Note

Confirming Polymorphic Purity with HyperDSC

Many materials have complex molecular structures that areable to exist in more than one crystalline form, a phenomenontermed polymorphism. Different forms may have differentproperties and, for pharmaceutical use, it is important tobe able to produce a pure and stable crystalline form of any material to be used as a drug compound. Using a Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), different forms of such materials may be identified from their melting profiles and differing melting points.

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Curing Determination of EVA for Solar Panel Application

Renewable energy has attracted a lot of interest due to the limited supply of coal and oil and the environmental concern of CO2 emission. There are many different forms of renewable energy including: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, and so on.

Curing of an Optical Adhesive by UV Irradiation in the DSC 8000

Optical adhesives are used in many industries where,solvents are undesirable. Semiconductors and chip,manufacturers for example can not afford solvents,depositing on components. Photo-DSC allows fast analysis,of the curing profile and measurement of the energy of,the curing reactions. Because photo-initiated reactions are fast and energetic,good temperature control and responsiveness are needed to get good data.,Power compensated instruments are the best choice for these applications

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Detecting Weak Glass Transition (Tg) in Polymers by HyperDSC

Many polymers are semi-crystalline material. The percentage of crystallinity depends on many factors including chemical structure; interaction between polymer chains and processing conditions.

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Determination of Critical Cooling Rate for Hardening Aluminum Alloys using HyperDSC

When an aluminum alloy is solution annealed andafterwards cooled too slowly, an exothermal precipitationreaction occurs. With increasing cooling rate, theprecipitation heat decreases. Since the precipitation reaction is relatively fast, a fast cooling rate on the differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is essential to obtain the critical cooling rate which is the minimum cooling rate at which no precipitation heat is detectable. In this case, it was determined to be 375 (±10) K/min. Such a fast cooling rate can be realized through PerkinElmer’s HyperDSC® technology.

Differential Scanning Calorimetry Performance Comparison

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a commonly used technique for studying polymeric; pharmaceutical; and energetic; materials. When considering which type of DSC to use to perform a specified measurement one typically chooses either a Power Compensation, or heat flux design.

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Importance of DSC Rapid Cooling for the Analysis of Plastic Microwave Food Trays

Most DSC experiments on polymers are conducted by heating from ambient conditions to above the melting temperature. But, for some thermoplastics, which do exhibit differences during processing, standard heating DSC may not show any significant differences. A more sensitive test, for detecting subtle, but important differences between different batches of a given thermoplastic, is the DSC isothermal crystallization test.

Improved HyperDSC Method to Determine Specific Heat Capacity of Nanocomposites and Probe for High-Temperature Devitrification

There has been tremendous interest in recent years in nanocomposites – using small scale particulate fillers – to improve the properties of thermoplastics and thermosets. For example, the effect of using such small scale filler particles is such as to toughen the plastics, reduce vapor transfer, and improve transparency. One rapid way to quantify the effect of a particular filler formulation is to measure its effect on the change in,specific heat (Cp) that occurs at the glass transition (Tg).

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Investigating the Destabilization of Solid Emulsions Using the Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Emulsions constitute an important product class in various industries including the food, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

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Isothermal Crystallization Study for Quality Assurance

Therefore, it is a sensitive test and can be used to show the difference between various batches of material, which may show little difference under a conventional heating experiment. Batches with different crystallization behavior will lead to variation in the quality of the final processed product. For polymer resin manufacture, it can be used for, quality assurance purposes, the optimization of resin formula or the evaluation of a competitor’s resin.

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Polymer Crystallinity Studies by DSC - Raman Spectroscopy

DSC and Raman spectroscopy are both used to investigate crystallinity but in rather different ways. DSC can determine the degree of crystallinity very precisely and can also follow the kinetics of crystallization by measuring the associated enthalpy changes.

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Polymorphism in Acetaminophen Studied by Simultaneous DSC and Raman Spectroscopy

DSC and Raman spectroscopy are complementary techniques that are often applied to the same problems, principally to study phase transitions in solids. PerkinElmer’s state-of-the-art double-furnace DSC is heavily used in material characterization.

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Practical Purity Determination by DSC

This application note details the practical aspects of purity determination by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and explains the way that the purity calculation works. This will give thermal analysts sufficient information to make successful purity determinations using their calorimeters and understand how to avoid some of the common errors that may be encountered.

StepScan DSC for Obscured Transitions

StepScan DSC is a temperature modulated,DSC technique that operates in conjunction,with the Power Compensation Diamond,DSC from PerkinElmer. The approach,applies a series of short interval heating,and isothermal hold steps to cover the temperature range of interest. With the,StepScan™ DSC approach, two signals are obtained: the Thermodynamic Cp,signal represents the thermodynamic aspects of the material, while the Iso K,signal reflects the kinetic nature of the sample during heating. The following,basic equation mathematically describes the StepScan DSC approach:

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UV-DSC Study on New Double Furnace DSC

The UV curing of resins is important in materials science. Direct energy measurement and true isothermal operation are essential to a successful UV curing experiment. Since the UV curing reaction is fast, a fast response DSC is needed to capture the process. The double-furnace power-controlled DSC 8000/8500 with UV accessory is the ideal tool to study the UV curing process and to characterize the material properties before and after the UV curing.

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Weighing Qxidation Stability Tests for Biodiesel

The oxidation induction time (OIT) test following ASTM standard D 6186 or oxidation onset temperature (OT) test can be used to study the oxidation stability of biodiesel. The use of pressure differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) can significantly reduce the experimental time under accelerating conditions. Therefore, pressurized differential scanning calorimetry may be a useful tool to screen different antioxidants or different antioxidant concentrations for biodiesel fuel.

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DSC Family Brochure

Truly comprehensive, our DSC portfolio of applications, instruments and services, combined with our expertise in materials characterization, can help you push the edge of science.



Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Frequently Asked Questions

The differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is a fundamental tool in thermal analysis. It can be used in many industries - from pharmaceuticals to polymers and from nanomaterials to food products. The information these instruments generate is used to understand amorphous and crystalline behavior, polymorph and eutectric transitions, curing and degree of cure, and many other material properties used to design, manufacture and test products.


Product Information Bulletin

Product Note

Polymer Recycling Pack

Product Note, Thermal Analysis, Polymenr Recycling Pack, Polyethylene Terephthalate, PET, polyethylene, PE, Polycarbonate, PC, Polystyrene, PS, Spectrum Two, Fourier Transform Infrared, FT-IR, Universal Attenuated Total Relectance, UATR, High Density Polyethylene, HDPE, Low Density Polyethylene LDPE, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, DSC, Thermogravimetric Analysis, TGA, Thermal Analysis

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UV/DSC Study on New Double Furnace DSC

Product Note, Thermal, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, HyperDSC, UV, Visible, UV/Vis, UV Vis, DSC 8000, DSC 8500, 8000/8500

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Technical Note

DSC 8000 Equilibration

Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry (MTDSC) is a capability for determining from a single, multi-step DSC method both the specific heat capacity and the heat flow data drom a kinetically controlled process (e.g., reaction or crystallization). PerkinElmer provides this capability with its StepScan software, which is also especially suggested for high accuracy specific heat capacity (Cp) measurement.

Modulated Temperature DSC and DSC 8500: A Step Up in Performance

Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry, MTDSC, Single and Multi-Step DSC Methods, StepScan, DSC 8500, DSC 8000, Modulated DSC, sinusoidal, Diamond DSC, Pyris 1, SmartScan

New Design Improvements of the DSC 8000/8500 Double-Furnace Differential Scanning Calorimeter

A simple experiment is suggested to demonstrate the response time of a DSC and to show how much time is needed for equilibration.

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New Design Improvements of the DSC 8000/8500 Double-Furnace Differential Scanning Calorimeter

A calorimeter is a device that measures the heat exchange of a sample with its environment. Since heat is usually generated or consumed during a physical transition or chemical reaction; calorimetry is a universal tool to study such processes.

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The New Optima Family Computer-Controlled Solid-State RF Power Supply

High throughput is a common concern for manufacturing environments. Recently, it has grown in importance for today’s busy research and analytical laboratories as well. Automation can be key to increasing a laboratory’s capabilities while freeing an analyst’s time for other work.

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