Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

TA instruments 2500

Model: TA instruments 2500

Location: 014Brauer Hall

Description: DSC is a thermal analysis technique that measures the temperatures and heat flows associated with transitions in materials as a function of time and temperature. Such measurements provide qualitative and quantitative information about physical and chemical changes that involve endothermic or exothermic processes or changes in heat capacity.


  • New Fusion Cell™ with patented technology for unrivaled performance in baseline flatness, sensitivity, resolution, reproducibility, and reliability.
  • Exclusive T4P Tzero® heat flow technology for ultimate DSC performance and unique capability to conduct and store heat capacity measurements in a single run.
  • New innovative “app-style” touch screen puts instrument functionality simply One-Touch-Away™, enhancing usability and making it easier than ever to get great data.
  • Reliable linear autosampler with programmable tray positions for worry-free 24/7 operation, most flexible programming of experiments, and automated calibration and verification routines.
  • Modulated DSC®, (MDSC®), for the most efficient separation of complex thermal events.
  • Widest range of refrigerated cooling options eliminates liquid nitrogen expense and ensures uninterrupted subambient operation during extended autosampler routines.
  • Tzero Press and Pans for fast, simple, and reproducible sample preparation.

Typical uses:

  • Test data for a wide range of materials, including polymers, plastics, composites, laminates, adhesives, food, coating, pharmaceuticals, organic materials, rubber, petroleum, chemicals, explosives, biological samples. 
  • Study of liquid crystals.
  • Study the stability of oxidation of samples.
  • Purity analysis.
  • Examining polymeric materials to determine their thermal transitions.


Per hour rateTrained userBy our service
Other departments at WUSTL$28$128
Other universities$40$100
Industry Corporate$80$200