About 80% of all the chemical elements in the periodic table are metals. If a separating line is drawn in the periodic table between boron to astatine, all elements to the left of this line are metals. When metals are combined with each other, or when a metal is combined with another element, a so called “alloy” is formed. These materials often have improved properties compared to their pure components such as increased hardness, strength, ductility or corrosion resistance.
Thermoanalytical methods play an important role in the characterization of both metals and alloys. For alloys, thermal analysis is especially important: the raw materials (base metals and/or alloying elements) can be examined, the production process can be monitored and optimized, as well as the final product being investigated. This provides the basis to tailor the specific properties of the alloy to meet the requirements of the respective application.
Our new booklet presents an introduction into the broad applications spectrum of thermoanalytical methods and illustrates how these can be used in determining thermophysical properties of metals and alloys.
After a brief outline of measurement equipment and methods, practical measurement examples on metals and alloys are shown and the effects interpreted. The work is intended to serve as both an introduction and an aid to practitioners and researchers alike and is, of course, free of charge.
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