Dynamic calorimetry for students

Yaakov Kraftmakher

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A student experiment on dynamic calorimetry is described. Dynamic calorimetry is a powerful technique for calorimetric studies, especially at high temperatures and pressures. A low-power incandescent lamp serves as the sample. The ScienceWorkshop data-acquisition system with DataStudio software from PASCO Scientific displays the results of the measurements and calculations. During a 15 ms heating run, the heating rate amounts to 100 000 K s-1. In one run, the specific heat of tungsten is determined in a temperature range encompassing more than 1000 K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020
Pages (from-to)351-358
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Journal of Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2007


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