Authors:J. M. Criado, L. A. Pérez-Maqueda, and P. E. Sánchez-Jiménez
The dependence of the preexponential factor on the temperature has been examined and the errors involved in the activation
energy calculated from isothermal and non-isothermal methods without considering such dependence have been estimated. It has
been shown that the error in the determination of the activation energy calculated ignoring the dependence of Aon Tcan be rather large and it is dependent on x=E/RT, but independent of the experimental method used. It has been also shown that the error introduced by omitting the dependence
of the preexponential factor on the temperature is considerably larger than the error due to the Arrhenius integral approach
used for carrying out the kinetic analysis of TG data.