Kuwait University

Differential Scanning Calorimeter

Differential Scanning Calorimetry or DSC is a thermo analytical technique in which the difference in the amount of heat required to increase the temperature of a sample and reference is measured as a function of temperature. Both the sample and the reference are maintained at nearly the same temperature throughout the experiment. Generally, the temperature program for a DSC analysis is designed such that the sample holder temperature increases linearly as a function of time.


  • Onset peak, inflection and end temperatures.
  • Automatic peak search Transformation enthalpies: analysis of peak areas (enthalpies) with selectable baseline and partial peak area analysis.
  • Fusion, melting point determination
  • Crystallization,
  • Comprehensive glass transition analysis
  • Specific heat determination (in presence of sapphire standard).


  • Temperature range: -180°C ... 700°C.
  • Heating rates: 0.001 K/min ... 200 K/min.
  • Automatically controlled liquid nitrogen cooling.

Manufacturer and Model No.
Model No.: 204 F1 phoenix  



Location: Bldg No. 8Kh, G41

Contact: Ext. 3621