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High-Temperature Drop Calorimetry

Thermal Analysis

  1. S. V. Meschel,
  2. Philip Nash

Published Online: 12 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/0471266965.com118

Characterization of Materials

Characterization of Materials

How to Cite

Meschel, S. V. and Nash, P. 2012. High-Temperature Drop Calorimetry. Characterization of Materials. 1–11.

Author Information

  1. Thermal Processing Technology Center, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2012


High-temperature drop calorimetry is an experimental technique to measure enthalpy changes associated with reactions or change of temperature. The technique is widely used for the determination of enthalpies of formation of compounds. A variety of methods have been developed to characterize compounds formed by solid state, liquid, and gas reactions. The technique is also used to determine the specific heat of substances.


  • calorimetry;
  • thermodynamics;
  • enthalpy;
  • specific heat;
  • compound;
  • alloy