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  • 1 Chemistry Department, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 Bl Delft
  • 2 Department of Immunology, Erasmus University, P. O. BOX 1738, 3000 Dr Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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A practical Thermal Analysis Course is described, lasting one full week, in which the stuents are performing at least 10 experiments from different kinds, covering a broad range of possible applications. In combination with the elaboration of the experiments a number of lectures is given about the practice of thermal analysis. So a course is obtained, in which the students learn a lot of the possibilities (and impossibilities) of thermal analysis techniques, particularly by experiments, performed by their own.

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