Brochures & Manuals

  • The ASC booklet
    In this folder, an introduction to the concept of ASC is illustrated with a selection of measurements. Selected subjects are large melting transitions, delicate transitions involving small amounts of energy, lipid suspensions and the advantages of enthalpy in data analysis.
    Link to The ASC booklet.

Application notes

The application notes below are provided as PDF-files, which can be viewed with a pdf reader such as Adobe Reader.


A full overview of ASC literature can be found on the overview page at the ATF website.

Here we provide a list of selected papers, presenting data and results obtained with the modern pASC calorimeters.

  • High-resolution adiabatic scanning calorimetry applied to the phase transitions in the n-alkanes tetradecane and tetracosane.
    Jan Leys, Christ Glorieux, and Jan Thoen.
    Proceedings of the 31th International Thermal Conductivity Conference and 19th International Thermal Expansion Symposium, June 26–30, 2011, Saguenay, Qc, Canada, Editors L. Kiss and L. St.-Georges, pp. 57-66 (2013).
    ISBN 978-1-60595-055-6.
    Link to the publisher's website.
    Link to Google Books.
  • Application of a novel type of adiabatic scanning calorimeter for high-resolution thermal data near the melting point of gallium.
    Jan Leys, Patricia Losada-Pérez, Christ Glorieux, and Jan Thoen.
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 117(1), 173–187 (2014).
    Link to the journal's website.
  • Investigation of the melting behavior of the reference materials biphenyl and phenyl salicylate by a new type adiabatic scanning calorimeter.
    Jan Leys, Patricia Losada-Pérez, Eli Slenders, Christ Glorieux, and Jan Thoen.
    Thermochimica Acta 582, 68–76 (2014).
    Link to the journal's website.
  • Phase transitions in lipid vesicles detected by a complementary set of methods: heat-transfer measurements, adiabatic scanning calorimetry, and dissipation-mode quartz crystal microbalance.
    P. Losada-Pérez, K. L. Jiménez-Monroy, B. van Grinsven, J. Leys, S. D. Janssens, M. Peeters, C. Glorieux, J. Thoen, K. Haenen, W. De Ceuninck, and P. Wagner.
    Physica Status Solidi A 211(6), 1377–1388 (2014).
    Link to the journal's website.
  • Phase transitions of binary lipid mixtures: a combined study by adiabatic scanning calorimetry and quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring.
    P. Losada-Pérez, N. Mertens, B. de Medio-Vasconcelos, E. Slenders, J. Leys, M. Peeters, B. van Grinsven, J. Gruber, C. Glorieux, H. Pfeiffer, P. Wagner, and J. Thoen.
    Advances in Condensed Matter Physics 2015, 479318 (2015).
    Link to the journal's website.