Thermochimica Acta, Vol.417, No.2, 257-273, 2004
The art of calorimetry
An introduction to the various types of calorimeters is given. The requirements for precise temperature measurements with thermistors are derived. Methods and equations for accurate heat exchange corrections for isoperibol temperature-change calorimetry under various conditions are derived. The characteristics and design principles for constant temperature baths are discussed. The construction of devices for addition of reagents, of stirrers, and of calibration heaters is described. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.