Differential Thermal Analysis

Application and Results in Mineralogy

  • Werner Smykatz-Kloss

Part of the Minerals and Rocks book series (MINERALS, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Methods

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  3. Application of Differential Thermal Analysis to Mineralogy: Identification and Semi-Quantitative Determination of Minerals

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  4. Special Application of Differential Thermal Analysis in Mineralogy: Statements about Chemical Composition, Degree of Disorder, and Genesis of Minerals

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 159-185

About this book


At first glance it may seem presumptuous to want to add yet another to the numerous books on Differential Thermal Analysis (DT A). Thermoanalytical methods have been in use for some time, as shown by the more than five thousand publications containing DT A or TG curves listed by SMOTHERS and CHIANG in the bibliography to their handbook and abstracted in the several volumes of Thermal Analysis Abstracts (TAA), edited by J. P. REDFERN for the International Con­ federation for Thermal Analysis (ICT A). Every three years the proceed­ ings of ICT A meetings are published, bringing the latest results of thermoanalytic research. There is also the Scifax DT A Data Index, edited by R. C. MACKENZIE (1962) and modeled on the ASTM pattern card index (used for X-ray investigations), a compilation of the DT A data for several hundred minerals, and inorganic and organic materials. The theoretical foundations of thermogravimetry and DT A have been described in detail by LEHMANN, DAS and PAETSCH (1953), R. C. MACKENZIE (1957, 1970), DUVAL (1963), WENDLANDT (1964), GARN (1965), F. PAULIK et al. (1966), SMOTHERS and CHIANG (1966), and KEATTCH (1969). Thermoanalytical results are strongly influenced by various factors relative to preparation and equipment (see 1-2. 4 of this study). This is the reason why we frequently find, in these books as well as in the Scifax-Card catalog, contradictory data on the same substance.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Werner Smykatz-Kloss
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  1. 1.Mineralogisches Institut der UniversitätKarlsruheW. Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-65953-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-65951-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0343-2181
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