Course: Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis Method

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Course title Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis Method
Course code KFCH/C121
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Málek Jiří, prof. Ing. DrSc.
  • Shánělová Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Svoboda Roman, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
History and development of calorimetric instrumants. Basic classification of methods and their application. Adiabatic and isoperibolic calorimeters. Combustion and reaction calorimetry Heat lux calorimetry and microcalorimetry Diferential thermal analysis (DTA) and Diferential scanning calorimetry (DSC) Application of DSC in materials science Temperature modulated DSC Biokalorimetry and its application in biological sciences Thermogravimetry and Sample controlled thermal analysis Thermomechanical analysis and its application in materials engineering Dynamic termomechanical analysis of viskoelastic materials Kinetic analysis of thermoanalytical data Application of calorimetry and dilatometry and their application to study of undercooled liquids dynamics Recent developments in calorimetry and thermal analysis

Learning activities and teaching methods
Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
An overview of development of calorimetric and thermal analysis methods is given to focus the fundamental aspects of the subject and to show the link between experiments and theory. Practical application of most popular method is illustrated on examples from polymer chemistry, material science and biological sciences. The most imortant part of the course is dedicated to the theory and application of Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermomechanical Analysis and their modulated versions. The application of thermal analysis and calorimetry in the study of kinetic processes is thouroughly explained.
Students should gain the basic knowledge about calorimetry and thermal analysis and they should be able to work with measured data and to make a suggestion for suitable techniquies of measurement for a given problem.
Prerequisites
Elementary knowledge of general and physical chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Knowledge of given techniquies, the ability of individual work and data analysis.
Recommended literature
  • Brown, Michael E. Handbook of thermal analysis and calorimetry.. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1998. ISBN 0-444-82085-X.
  • Groenewoud, W. M. Characterisation of polymers by thermal analysis. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2001. ISBN 0-444-50604-7.
  • Hatakeyama T., Liu Zhenhai. Handbook of Thermal Analysis. Elsevier Science, 1999. ISBN 0-471-98363-2.
  • Ladbury J.E., Chowdhry B.Z. (Editors). Biocalorimetry:Application of Calorimetry in the Biological Sciences. Elsevier Science, 1998. ISBN 0-471-97781-0.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Technical Physical Chemistry (2015) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter
Faculty of Chemical Technology Inorganic Technology (2016) Engineering chemistry and chemistry of silicates 2 Winter