Category: Transient Plane Source
Keywords: Chalcogenide Glasses, differential scanning calorimetry, Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), DSC, glass, Specific Heat, Temperature, Thermal Conductivity, Thermal Diffusivity, TPS Technique, Transient Plane Source, Transient plane source (TPS) method
Abstract: A series of chalcogenide glasses were prepared by substituting In into Se80Te20 to replace Te. The transient plane source (TPS) technique was then used to measure the thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat of the glass samples. It was determined that the substitution of Te with In caused the thermal conductivity of the sample to increase, although specific heat values remained nearly constant. Specific heat was also determined by the use of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and these values were compared to those obtained by the TPS technique.
Reference: Bulletin of Materials Science, 25, 3 (2002) 241-245