Thermal analysis is a branch of materials science where the properties of materials are studied as they change with temperature. Thermometric methods are distinct analytical tools; several commonly used methods are distinguished from one another by the property which is measured as mentioned in Table 18.1. Data are obtained in the form of continuously recorded curves; these may be regarded as thermal data.
Table 18.1 Common thermal methods and the property measured
18.2 THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) is a method of thermal analysis in which changes in physical and chemical properties ...