Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 595–599

Constructing a self-consistent integral baseline by using cubic splines

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Abstract

Various types of transformations require different baselines reflecting specificities of these transitions. The present work deals with the case when a degree of transformation is directly proportional to heat consumed or released. For such case, a baseline is named an integral baseline and is traditionally constructed by unnecessary simplifications. A new method is proposed as an alternative fast and robust computational method for baseline construction utilizing interpolating cubic splines. The method is self-consistent in the sense that it is free of needless assumptions and that it provides linearity between the degree of transformation and heat measured.

Keywords

baseline cubic splines DSC 

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© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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