A technique in which the difference in energy inputs into a substance (and/or its reaction product(s)) and a reference material
is measured as a function of temperature whilst the substance and reference material
are subjected to a controlled temperature programme.
PAC, 1985, 57, 1737
(Nomenclature for thermal analysis - IV (Recommendations 1985))
on page 1739
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