Very sensitive nanocalorimetry of small mass systems and glassy materials

J. L. Garden, A. Tavakoli, T. Nguyen-Duc, A. Frydman, M. Laarraj, J. Richard, O. Bourgeois

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Abstract

Nanocalorimetry is a technique that deals with any thermal measurement methods in which either the samples to be studied have a size in the range of the nanometer scale or the measured energies involved are of the order of the nanojoule or below Garden et al (Acta 492:16–28, 2009). In this paper, we show the results of two nanocalorimetric experiments. The first one is related to the measurement of specific heat on ultra-thin small systems (thin films) at low temperature. It is shown that such measurement can be sensitive to less than one monolayer of materials. The second one illustrates the efficiency of calorimetric studies sensitive at the nanoJoule on complex system (polymeric glass) at room temperature. We then discuss the potentiality of these experimental methods in the field of security: the measurement of either a very small mass or very small quantity of energy for the detection of tiny thermal events.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials for Security
EditorsJanez Bonca, Sergei Kruchinin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages35-44
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789401775915
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Nanomaterials for Security, 2015 - Odessa, Ukraine
Duration: 30 Aug 20153 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology
ISSN (Print)1874-6489

Conference

ConferenceNATO Advanced Research Workshop on Nanomaterials for Security, 2015
Country/TerritoryUkraine
CityOdessa
Period30/08/153/09/15

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016.

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