Application Note

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.