THE USE OF MODULATED TEMPERATURE PROGRAMS IN THERMAL METHODS
Temperature modulation has long been used in various aspects of thermal methods. Historically, the principle areas of application have been the determination of kinetic parameters using variants of the temperature jump method and the measurement of heat capacity by AC calorimetry. More recently the introduction of temperature modulation in a variety of techniques has been used in combination with deconvolution algorithms to separate sample responses that are dependent on rate of change of temperature from those principally dependent on temperature. Finally, temperature modulation is important in the new field of micro-thermal analysis.