Journal of thermal analysis

, Volume 27, Issue 2, pp 427–438 | Cite as

Applications of thermal analysis

  • J. P. Redfern
Special Review


This review paper outlines some current developments in thermal analysis. The current status of standard methods, in particular those issued by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), using thermal analysis techniques are discussed. In the second place a simple method for the determination of the oxidative stability of polyethylene by DTA is reviewed. Finally the paper surveys some of the more recent work being carried out in fossil fuels and fuel oils.


Polymer Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Polyethylene Recent Work 


Dieses Referat umreisst einige zeitgemässe Entwicklungen der Thermoanalyse. Es wird der derzeitige Stand der Standardmethoden besprochen, besonders derjenigen, die durch die American Society for Testing + Materials (ASTM) veröffentlicht wurden, und die ein thermoanalytisches Verfahren verwenden. In zweiter Reihe wird eine einfache Methode zur Bestimmung der oxydation Stabilität des Polyäthylens mittels DTA bekanntgemacht. Zum Schluss übersieht die Arbeit einige neuere Arbeiten, die an festen Heizmaterialien und Heizölen durchgeführt wurden.


В обозрении представ лены общие наброски некоторых текущих ра зработок в термическом анализ е. Используя методы те рмического анализа, обсуждено со стояние в настоящее время ста ндартных методов, в ос обенности, выдаваемых ASTM. Во второ й ' части представлено о бозрение простого ме тода определения методом ДТА устойчивости полиэтилена к окисле нию. В заключительной части рассмотрены некотор ые из недавних работ, выполненных с и скопаемым топливом и топливными маслами.


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© Wiley Heyden Ltd., Chichester and Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Redfern
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  1. 1.Stanton Redcroft Ltd.UK

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