18.07.2022 by Aileen Sammler

Who has the Oldest DSC still in Use? Well here is the Winner!

The winner of our May raffle is the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

As part of our 60th anniversary, we looked into the history of our Differential Scanning Calorimeter in May, and asked: Who has the oldest instrument still in use?

The winner is the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, more precisely the Department of Chemistry in the Laboratory for Inorganic Analytical Chemistry in Krefeld. Congratulations! Your DSC 204 Phoenix® from 1999 has won the race!

Photo: The DSC 204 Phoenix® from 1999 still carries out reliable measurements at the University of Applied Sciences in Krefeld.

Find here a short report from the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences on the use of the DSC:

“The NETZSCH DSC 204 has been used successfully in the Department of Chemistry at the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences for over 20 years.  

The robust instrument has accompanied many generations of students in their internships. For many students, the characteristic gray with green and the black NETZSCH lettering on the instrument has become THE recognition symbol for thermal analysis.

There are no special stories to tell about the analysis instrument itself, because it simply measures when it is needed.

In trainings, when the students have understood that “DSC” does not stand for “thin layer chromatography” („Dünnschichtchromatographie“ in German), samples of paint or plastics are often identified with the instrument. The DSC 204 has also always reliably fulfilled its tasks during final theses, projects or for a wide variety of questions from industry and continues to do so.”

Thank you for your contribution and taking part in our raffle!

The raffle continues – it’s all about Heat Flow Meters until August, 9th. Find out more here: NETZSCH – the Thermal Analysis Blog