Preface

 

This application book is intended for senior students of natural science faculties of universities (faculties of chemistry, physics, geology, etc.) and technical institutes, who use methods of thermal analysis for kinetic studies in their research. The book can help researchers in studies of thermal decomposition, oxidation of various substances and materials, and other similar processes. It can be used in the laboratories of industrial enterprises applying methods of thermal analysis for quality control of raw materials and final products, and also by all users of the NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH equipment. 

We would like to thank Dr. Gayana Kirakosyan ( Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences) for the translation into English and for useful remarks. We express our gratitude to Dr. Elena Moukhina (Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH) for her explicit review and for the very helpful comments. We would like to thank in particular Dr. Malte Behrens and Prof. Robert Schlögl (Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society) for their support and assistance.