Price, D. M.; Temperature calibration of differential scanning calorimeters. Journal of Thermal Analysis 45(6) (1995) 1285-1296

A procedure for calibrating the temperature scale of a DSC is described. A different calibration trend was obtained using the transition points of organic compounds compared to that found using the melting points of highly pure metals. The crystal-crystal transitions of three ammonium salts were studied by this method; ammonium dihydrogen phosphate and ammonium sulphate were found to be suitable reference materials in the region -150 to 0C, but ammonium nitrate was found to be unsuitable due to poorly defined transition points and inconsistent thermal behaviour.

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