Modulated DSCTM (MDSC) is a new, patent-pending extension to conventional DSC which provides information about the reversing and nonreversing
characteristics of thermal events, as well as the ability to directly measure heat capacity. This additional information aids
interpretation and allows unique insights into the structure and behaviour of materials., A number of examples of its use
Magnetic transition temperatures, Tc, are measured by simultaneous TM/DTA for Alumel, cobalt, nickel, and three alloys of Ni and Co. The observed values of Tc are corrected using the values for the melting temperatures of pure metals used to define the International Temperature Scale.
These corrections are based on the simultaneous melting of these pure metals alongside, but separate from, the magnetic sample.
Nine investigators, using a wide variety of instrumentation, have made these measurements utilizing a standard protocol. The
results are compared for several heating rates. It is planned to make these same magnetic materials ultimately available to
the public for calibration of temperature of their TG instruments.