Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) @ University of Limerick (UL) MSSI

Institution University of Limerick (UL) MSSI
County Limerick
Technique Category Thermal Analysis
Technique Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

Basic Capabilities

Differential Scanning Calorimetry DSC -60 to +600øC


Equipment Make Perkin Elmer
Equipment Model Pyris 1


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Small sample size; melting temperature; exothermic decomposition; good to show polymorphs; can do hyper DSC
Limitations of Technique/Equipment N/A

Other Details

Containment Equipment not appropriate for highly toxic samples. Fume hoods are available. PPE must be specified in Risk Assessment
Turnaround Time Days
Report yes
Interpretation no
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price First sample €400; subsequent samples in the same run €60.

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Wynette Redington

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place


Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

In-house calibration against standard reference materials



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