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  • 1 University of Huddersfield Centre for Applied Catalysis Huddersfield HD1 3DH Huddersfield HD1 3DH
  • 2 University of Huddersfield Centre for Thermal Studies Huddersfield HD1 3DH Huddersfield HD1 3DH
  • 3 University of Central Lancashire Department of Applied Science PR1 3HE UK PR1 3HE UK
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Abstract  

This paper describes a new instrument for performing thermal analysis using microwaves both as a form of heating and as a novel means of detecting thermally induced transformations in materials. Results are presented for a selection of processes including decompositions, dehydrations and phase changes. The capability of the instrument to be coupled with ancillary techniques such as EGA is also demonstrated.