Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) is frequently
used to evaluate the physical properties of polymer
materials, such as the glass transition point, melting
point, and thermal decomposition temperature.
However, in standard DSC measurements, the peaks
and shifts may overlap if multiple thermal phenomena
occur in the same temperature range, and analysis of
the individual phenomena may be difficult in some
Temperature-modulated DSC (TM-DSC) is a technique
that makes it possible to acquire information that
cannot be obtained with standard DSC by temperature
control in which a modulation is overlaid on a constant
temperature increase. In this article, the thermal
characteristics of representative polymer materials
were evaluated by using the temperature modulation
function of the Shimadzu DSC-60 Plus.