Lectures about Isothermal Calorimetry

In a series of short video lectures, professor Lars Wadsö from Lund University (Sweden) introduces viewers to the basics of isothermal calorimetry, including design elements and calibration. 
Lecture 1 - Introduction to Isothermal Calorimetry

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Description: This video lecture covers the overall principle of isothermal calorimetry as a means to measure thermal power and its applications. 

 

 

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Lecture 2 - The Isothermal Heat Conduction Calorimeter

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Description: This lecture details the six basic design elements of an isothermal calorimeter and explains the function of each one. 

 

 

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Lecture 3 - The Reference

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Description: The importance of a reference is discussed in this lecture, including a discussion on the choice of a suitable reference material.

 

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Lecture 4 - The Baseline

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Description: This lecture shows practical ways to infer the baseline of an isothermal calorimeter, and why it should be part of the instrument's calibration procedure.  

 

 

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Lecture 5 - Calibration

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Description: This video explains the calibration of an isothermal calorimeter as a relationship between voltage and thermal power. 

 

 

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Lecture 6 - Electrical Calibration

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Description: This lecture details how electrical calibration is done, and gives a numerical example of how to determine calibration coefficients. 

 

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Lecture 7 - Balancing the Reference by Calculation

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Description: This lecture shows how to choose the right reference by using some simple equations to calculate heat capacities. 

 

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Lecture 8 - The Time Constant and Tian Correction

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Description: This lecture intoduces the use of the Tian correction as a means to correct the calorimetrc signal for thermal inertia of the sample.   

 

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Lecture 9 - The Temperature Control

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Description: This lecture discusses the ways to achieve proper temperature control in an isothermal calorimeter.   

 

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Lecture 10 - Chemical Calibration

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Description: This video lecture introduces the use of chemical calibration as an alternative to electrical calibration discussed in Lecture 6.

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