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DSC 4000

The DSC 4000 offers dependable performance and quality results. This single-furnace, heat flux DSC is designed to run all your routine applications and includes an easy-to-load vertical furnace that is resistant to oxygen and chemical corrosion.

We stand firmly behind our products and now offer a 5 YEAR PARTS ONLY FURNACE WARRANTY with new instruments.

Part Number N5370212
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Overview

Typical applications for the DSC 4000:

  • QA/QC testing
  • Undergraduate teaching practicals
  • Evaluating additives for plastic lifetime optimization
  • Ideal for Oxidation Induction Test (OIT)
Features & Benefits
  • Integrated mass flow controller for convenient gas control and switching
  • Fast 45-position autosampler option for reliable unattended operation
  • Portable cooling device (PCD) for cost-effective operation at low temperature
  • Efficient, easy-to-clean nickel chromium sample plate

Specifications

21 CFR Part 11 Compatible Yes
Maximum Temperature 450 °C
Minimum Temperature -100 °C
Portable No
Technology Type Thermal Analysis
Warranty 1 year
Resources, Events & More
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Application Note

Characterization of Fats in Cookies Using Power Compensation DSC

The processing and handling behavior of food fats has been found to depend upon the solid-to-liquid fat ratio in the food sample. Many rheological or flow properties, and their resultant effect on the texture of the final product, stem from this fat ratio index. The Power Compensation or double furnace DSC yields excellent results for foods including the fat nature and content. The fast responsiveness of the Power Compensation DSC provides the highest possible resolution and this is critical for characterizing the various polymorphic melting forms associated with fats in foods.

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry Performance Comparison

Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is a commonly used technique for studying polymeric; pharmaceutical; and energetic; materials. When considering which type of DSC to use to perform a specified measurement one typically chooses either a Power Compensation, or heat flux design.

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Differential Scanning Calorimetry of Solar Battery Active Layer Material

Organic solar cells (OSCs) are a new type of photovoltaic technology for converting solar energy into electrical energy. They have excellent characteristics such as wide material sources, light weight, simple preparation process, and flexibility. Polymer/fullerene solar cells using conjugated polymers as electron donors and fullerene and its derivatives as electron acceptors are currently important research topics. Through molecular design strategies, the basic properties of polymers and fullerenes and their derivatives are optimized. These properties include the absorption spectrum, molecular energy level and mobility of the two, and the degree of crystallinity. Among them, the crystallinity of the active layer material is also closely related to the energy conversion efficiency of the battery. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) can directly measure the melting enthalpy of the active layer material and infer the level of crystallinity of the material. This allows the user to estimate energy conversion efficiency and therefore infer the best ratio of electron donor and electron donor in the active material.

This application note discusses how PerkinElmer DSC 4000 differential scanning calorimeter is used to test the heat flow curve of active layer materials in an organic solar cell, and the calculation of enthalpy of melting based on the melting peak to determine the molecular alignment and compatibility of the material.

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Effect of Processing Temperature on the Analysis of PVC Samples for Gelation using the DSC 4000

Application Note, DSC 4000, PVC, Gelation, Processig Temperature, Sample, Thermal

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High Resolution Characterization of Pharmaceutical Polymorphs Using Power Compensation DSC

Many pharmaceutical materials exhibit polymorphism, and depending upon the given processing conditions, the crystalline form may exist in two or more states. The existence of these polymorphic crystalline states is important for many pharmaceutical materials, as they can have a major effect upon the uptake of the active drug into the bloodstream once ingested and the shelf life of the drug. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), particularly power compensated DSC, has proven to be an extremely valuable technique for the characterization of polymorphism in pharmaceutical materials. This application note describes how the PerkinElmer DSC 8500 provides high sensitivity and unsurpassed resolution necessary to detect polymorphism exhibited by many pharmaceutical materials.

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How to Optimize OIT Tests?

OIT is the abbreviation for oxidative induction time. It provides information about the oxidative stability of mainly polymer materials. The information is important because plastic parts age throughout their lifetime due to exposure to environmental elements such as heat, oxygen, light and radiation. Aging causes the degradation of the physical properties of the polymers and will lead to their failure.

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HyperDSC – A Breakthrough Method for Materials Characterization

Increasing the sensitivity and throughput of Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) analysis has always been a challenge for thermal analysts in research and development. DSC analysis becomes difficult for small sample sizes, high throughput applications, materials that may experience re-crystallization during melting or that decompose immediately after melting; resulting in unexpected thermal phenomena.

HyperDSC is a DSC analysis technique by PerkinElmer with fast scanning rates that eliminates or significantly reduces such unknown thermal behavior, enabling increased sensitivity and high throughput. Accurate interpretation of results and fast scanning make HyperDSC the preferred tool of the pharmaceutical and polymer industries to reduce time-to-market for new products and increase manufacturing efficiency. Read the application note to learn more about the benefits of HyperDSC for several applications in polymers and pharmaceuticals.

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Measurement of Tg of Polypropylene Using the Double-Furnace DSC

One of the more commonly used thermoplastics is polypropylene because of its versatility. As with all thermoplastics, it is important to characterize the thermophysical properties of polypropylene, including melting temperature, percent crystallinity, crystallization when cooling from the melt, and the glass transition temperature, Tg. It is essential to analyze the thermophysical properties of the end product for quality assurance purposes. Thermal analysis provides an ideal means of characterizing the properties of polymers, including polypropylene. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a particularly useful technique for the characterization of polypropylene. This application note demonstrates how the high performance DSC from PerkinElmer® can readily detect the Tg of polypropylene.

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Polymer Applications Compendium

Today’s plastics are some of the most used materials on a global volume basis. Broadly integrated into today’s industrial and commercial lifestyles, they make a major, irreplaceable contribution to virtually every product category.

In this compendium you will find a wide range of applications for polymers, plastics, rubbers and advanced materials. Discover how to put these applications to work for you simply and efficiently.

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StepScan DSC for Obscured Transitions

StepScan DSC is a temperature modulated,DSC technique that operates in conjunction,with the Power Compensation Diamond,DSC from PerkinElmer. The approach,applies a series of short interval heating,and isothermal hold steps to cover the temperature range of interest. With the,StepScan™ DSC approach, two signals are obtained: the Thermodynamic Cp,signal represents the thermodynamic aspects of the material, while the Iso K,signal reflects the kinetic nature of the sample during heating. The following,basic equation mathematically describes the StepScan DSC approach:

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Article

Un-Pea-lievable

In this article with New Food, we discuss the global demand for new, innovative food products and how to overcome the challenges of providing novel food types utilizing pulse-based ingredients.

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Brochure

DSC Family Brochure

Truly comprehensive, our DSC portfolio of applications, instruments and services, combined with our expertise in materials characterization, can help you push the edge of science.

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Interactive Brochure: From R&D to QA/QC

Innovation is the lifeblood of industrial polymer development – the push to improve materials or develop new ones infuses new life into the industry from R&D through to QA/QC. Manufacturers are continually challenged to ensure effective quality control and streamline processes while meeting stringent standards. Increasingly they must design for recycling and/or reuse in an ever more waste-adverse economy, keep a watchful eye on costs and stay ahead of the competition.

In response, we've gained years of experience developing a range of analytical capabilities to address a wide range of polymer analysis needs.

Download the interactive brochure to learn more about the most common challenges and our solutions in the market.

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Ebook

Palm Oil Analysis. Complete lab solutions from upstream to downstream

Quality control-monitoring and testing are important in ensuring the quality of palm oil. The quality control parameters are used to judge the quality of palm oil products and it can be monitored and tested to ensure that the palm oil is not deliberately or accidentally adulterated.

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FAQ

Pyris Enhanced Security FAQ

The regulations of 21 CFR Part 11 cover overall system compliance and include administrative, procedural and technical elements. Software alone cannot be compliant without the development and implementation of the other elements. PerkinElmer’s Pyris™ Enhanced Security software for Thermal Analysis instruments provide features that, when coupled with appropriate policies and procedures, fulfill the requirements for 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

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Guide

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Frequently Asked Questions

The differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) is a fundamental tool in thermal analysis. It can be used in many industries - from pharmaceuticals to polymers and from nanomaterials to food products. The information these instruments generate is used to understand amorphous and crystalline behavior, polymorph and eutectric transitions, curing and degree of cure, and many other material properties used to design, manufacture and test products.

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Evolved Gas Analysis - Hyphenated Technology Guide

The needs for polymer, pharmaceutical, chemicals, food and beverage, and environmental analyses are constantly changing due to innovation demands and regulation changes.

Evolved Gas Analysis (EGA) solutions combine multiple analytical technologies to empower speed and advanced information acquisition. Coupling Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) systems with other analytical systems such as Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy represents the most complete and advanced EGA solutions for gaining insights beyond decomposition of materials, by carrying out in-depth characterization of the evolved gases.

This comprehensive technology guide is your guide to understanding how hyphenation provides the insights - not just WHEN something has happened, but also WHAT happened.

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Material Characterization Instrument Guide

Guide describing all UV/Vis spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy, thermal analysis, hyphenation technique solutions for material characterization.

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Manual

PerkinElmer DSC 4000 Installation and Hardware Guide

The DSC 4000 Installation and Hardware Guide provides an overview of instructions for the safe and proper installation of DSC 4000.

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Poster

Advanced Solutions for Polymers And Plastics Poster

Poster summarizing solutions of thermal analysis, molecular spectroscopy, chromatography and hyphenated techniques for polymers focused on providing more insight into product performance and process optimization that make easier

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Poster: Advanced Solutions for Polymers and Plastics

The Polymer Market consists of a huge diversity of manufacturers of industrial products running many different processes yet still facing similar challenges. There is more and more pressure to achieve high product quality and reduce costs in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Product Note

Advantages of the DSC 4000 for Sample Characterization

For over 40 years, PerkinElmer has offered the highest-quality thermal analysis products, and is recognized as a worldwide leader and innovator of thermal analysis instrumentation.

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Regulatory Compliance Certification

Product Certificate - DSC 4000/6000

Product Certificate for the DSC 4000/6000

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Technical Note