Description of the shape of thermoanalytical curves. Part 2. Simulation of Peak Shape from Kinetic equations

György Pokol, Sándor Gál, Ernö Pungor

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Differential thermoanalytical curves were simulated with the commonly used kinetic equation dα/dt = A exp (-E/RT)·(1 - α)n; noise and baseline components were added. Empirical parameters describing peak shape were calculated. Comparison of the results with those of experimental differential scanning calorimetric curves show that sufficiently different sets of the three kinetic parameters can be distinguished on the basis of peak shape. The effects of noise and baseline choice are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-202
Number of pages10
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1985


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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