A CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR EDUCATION IN THERMAL ANALYSIS

Ranjit K. Verma*, John O. Hill, Lauri Niinistö, S. C. Mojumdar, David Devraj Kumar

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    Abstract

    Despite its significance and versatility, the status of thermal analysis as a group of primary analytical techniques in materials science and engineering (MSE) has declined progressively over the last two decades. These techniques have become subservient to the more well-known spectroscopic, chromatographic and separation techniques for materials characterisation. It appears that this decline correlates with an acute lack of education and training in the thermal sciences and in thermal analysis in particular. This paper is an attempt by the Educational Committee of ICTAC (International Confederation of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry) to revive education in thermal analysis by proposing a curriculum framework for an introductory course in thermal analysis which increases awareness of the unique and powerful characteristics of these analytical techniques and their wide and diverse application range.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-149
    Number of pages17
    JournalJOURNAL OF MATERIALS EDUCATION
    Volume34
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Education in thermal analysis
    • curriculum framework
    • ICTAC Education Committee
    • thermogravimetric analysis
    • differential thermal analysis
    • differential scanning calorimetry
    • thermomechanical analysis

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