differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

A technique in which the difference in energy inputs into a substance (and/or its reaction product(s)) and a @R05230@ is measured as a function of temperature whilst the substance and @R05230@ are subjected to a controlled temperature programme.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 44 [Terms] [Book]
PAC, 1985, 57, 1737. (Nomenclature for thermal analysis - IV (Recommendations 1985)) on page 1739 [Terms] [Paper]