Micro-thermal analysis (μTATM) is a technique in which thermal analysis is performed on surfaces of test specimens on a small (ca. 2×2 μm) scale. Like
any thermal analysis technique, interpretation of results benefits from accurate temperature information and knowledge of
the precision of the resultant measurement. However, temperature calibration for such methods is more challenging than with
its macro relatives since the calibrant comes into direct contact with the AFM sensor. This paper describes suitable calibration
procedures for different types of transitions namely for first order transitions (melting points) and for glass transition
temperatures using organic chemicals and polymers.