Differential Scanning Calorimeter – DSC

Heat flow measurements from -180°C to 1750°C

Differential Scanning Calorimetry, also known as Differential Thermal Analysis or simply DSC, stands as a ubiquitous technique for unraveling the intricate world of transformation temperatures and enthalpy alterations in both solid and liquid substances. This method operates within meticulously controlled temperature variations, shedding light on the inner workings of matter.

At its core, DSC relies on the ingenious principle of quantifying the heat exchange occurring between the specimen and a reference material, facilitated through a precisely defined heat conduction pathway. This process meticulously records heat flow, mirroring external temperature fluctuations.

Leveraging years of invaluable experience, we’ve sculpted a series of cutting-edge differential calorimeters, boasting the Linseis Chip-DSC 10, Chip-DSC 100, and DSC PT1600 models. These instruments cater to the diverse needs of researchers, developers, and quality control enthusiasts, offering a temperature gamut stretching from a frigid -180°C to a searing 1750°C, even defying pressures of up to 300 bar.


In the hands of an adept operator, the DSC analyzer emerges as a versatile tool, finding applications in the characterization of polymers, pharmaceuticals, culinary creations, and both organic and inorganic compounds. Its discerning eye scrutinizes a plethora of material properties, which encompass:

  • Tg – Glass Transition: Unmasking the critical glass transition temperature.
  • Melting Point: Discerning the precise moment of transformation from solid to liquid.
  • Crystallization: Peering into the crystalline rebirth of substances.
  • Phase Transformation: Decoding the intricate shifts between different phases.
  • Curing: Monitoring the curing processes with precision.
  • Curing Kinetics: Capturing the dynamics of curing in action.
  • Thermal Stability and Oxidation Stability: Evaluating a material’s resilience to thermal and oxidative challenges.
  • Aging Processes: Unraveling the effects of time on materials.
  • Purities: Scrutinizing the presence of impurities within a sample.
  • Specific Heat (Cp): Calculating the material’s specific heat capacity.
  • Thermochromism: Revealing color changes with temperature variations.

LINSEIS DSC overview

Chip-DSC 1

  • Patented Sensor concept
  • The entry-level model with replaceable sensor
  • Cost-effective, highly innovative and compact Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • RT up to 450°C
  • Price range: $

Chip-DSC 10

  • Patented Sensor concept
  • Perfect Differential Scanning Calorimeter for Quality control and Education
  • The mid-range DSC with interchangeable sensor
  • -180 up to 600°C (LN2 Quench cooling)
  • Price range: $$

Chip-DSC 100

  • Unique Chip Technology – The next step in Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • Modular expandable design (Sample Robot, Cooling options etc.)
  • Temperature range -180 up to 600°C (Peltier cooling, Closed-loop Intracooler or LN2 cooling)
  • Price range: $$$

DSC PT 1000

  • State of the Art DSC with user exchangeable Metal Sensors
  • Temperature range -180 to 750°C
  • Price range: $$-$$$

DSC PT 1600

  • Modular high-temperature DSC
  • Determination of specific heat (Cp) and enthalpy from high-temperature metals and ceramics
  • Temperature range -150 to 1750°C
  • Price range: $$

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Phase Transformation Analysis – Identifying the Melting and Crystallization Points and Characterizing Phase Transitions by Monitoring Enthalpy Changes Relative to Temperature.

Glass Transition Temperature Determination – Precisely Measuring the Transition Glass Temperature (Tg) Using High-Resolution Calorimetry.

Specific Heat Capacity (Cp) Measurement – Determining the Specific Heat Capacity (Cp) of Both Solids and Liquids with a Sapphire Reference System.

Enthalpy Determination in Chemical Reactions – Assessing the Enthalpy Changes (ΔH) Associated with Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions.

Thermal and Oxidative Stability Assessment – Evaluating the Oxidation Induction Time (OIT) under Various Gas Environments and Pressure Conditions.

Measurement conditions

  • Temperature Range: Ranging from -180°C to 1750°C.
  • Diverse Gas Environments: Including air, nitrogen, helium, argon, forming gas, vacuum, and more.
  • Pressure Variation: Operating under a broad pressure range, from 10^-5 mbar to 150 bar.

All LINSEIS dynamic differential calorimeters (DSC) adhere to a comprehensive set of national and international standards, including but not limited to:

  • ASTM Standards: C 351, D 3417, D 3418, D 3895, D 4565.
  • ASTM E Standards: E 793, E 794.
  • DIN Standards: 51004, 51007, 53765, 65467, DIN EN 728.
  • ISO Standards: 10837, 11357, 11409.

These standards ensure the precision and reliability of our DSC instruments in temperature and pressure-controlled experiments.

Versatile and Innovative

Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a versatile tool in the field of chemistry, finding applications across various industries, including polymer production and academic research. As a prominent global manufacturer of DSC instruments, we are committed to designing equipment that not only meets the highest standards but also delivers exceptional performance.

Whether you are in the academic sector or an industrial setting, when you choose our DSC sensor technology, you can trust in our commitment to providing innovative solutions tailored to your specific requirements. To explore our range of products and learn more about our company, feel free to peruse our selection or reach out to us today for further information


Chip-DSC Product Brochure (PDF)

DSC PT 1000 Product Brochure (PDF)

HDSC PT 1600 Product Brochure (PDF)

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