Author: J. Dunn 1
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  • 1 Curtin University School of Applied Chemistry Perth Western Australia
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Recommendations for reporting of thermal analysis data relating to differential thermal analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and thermomechanical analysis were developed some two decades ago. Since that time there have been significant changes in the techniques, as well as a greater understanding of the effect of experimental variables on the results obtained from thermonalytical experiments. This paper reports on a preliminary review of the Recommendations by the Task Group established by the ICTAC Committee on Standardization to undertake their revision. Particular attention has been paid to the properties of the sample; control of the instrument variables; and the data acquisition and manipulation by computers.