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Measurement of the amount of heat released or absorbed in a chemical reaction, change of state, or formation of a solution.

[Latin calor, heat; see caloric + -metry.]
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the science of measuring heat. — calorimeter, n. — calorimetric, adj.
See also: Heat
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Noun1.calorimetry - measurement of quantities of heat
measurement, measuring, mensuration, measure - the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule; "the measurements were carefully done"; "his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate"
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Another method to characterize the activity of bonding agents is with differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
Valued at over $300 million, the thermal analysis market includes differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), differential thermal analysis (DTA), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), dynamic mechanic analysis (DMA) and dielectric analysis (DEA).
Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) was performed on a Du Pont 9900 or 2200 unit.
Calorimetry, which accounts for the smallest percentage of physical property instrumentation sales, is the fastest growing segment.
The differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve shows a large change in heat capacity at the Tg and a peak value for the heat capacity at the Tm.