Empirical parameters were chosen for the characterization of peaks (or steps) of thermoanalytical curves. The parameters were applied in studies on the repeatability, the relationship between kinetic constants and peak shape, the effect of sample thermal resistance. Kinetic constants can be estimated on the basis of peak shape parameters. Besides, approximate criteria were formulated for experiments allowing kinetic evaluation with the neglect of the heat transport within the sample. The empirical parameters were also used in checking the suitability of DSC data for purity analysis and in detecting changes of the thermal decomposition of papers caused by ageing.
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