Applications of Kinetic Methods in Thermal Analysis: A Review

Xin Zhang Email

Physical & Computational Science Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington 99354, United State

Abstract

Determining kinetic parameters such as activation energy (Ea), pre-exponential factor (A), rate constant (r), and reaction order (n) via thermal analysis techniques is important to material synthesis and fabrication, industrial production, biomedicals, energy storage, catalysis, etc. Various kinetic methods based on non-isothermal techniques have been developed to obtain kinetic parameters. In this review, we aim to summarize various kinetic methods for non-isothermal analysis and their applications in different reactions, including thermal decomposition, solid-state phase transformation, crystallization, thermal ignition, curing process, etc. 

Applications of Kinetic Methods in Thermal Analysis: A Review