Application Note

Differential Scanning Calorimetry of Epoxy Curing Using DSC 6000

DSC 6000 for thermoset epoxy materials


A commonly studied sample by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is thermoset epoxy materials where the sample is heated to an elevated temperature, at which point it starts to cross-link. When studying these types of materials, multiple transitions are typically sought after. This application note shows why PerkinElmer® DSC 6000 is an excellent tool for measuring these thermal events, not only in the typical testing methods, but also thanks to the expanded StepScan (MT-DSC) capability of the instrument.