Differential Scanning Calorimetry

In order to further develop its research capacity and to ensure optimum service to its partners and clients, BRRC regularly acquires new testing and measuring equipment.

The Centre carries out specific laboratory and field tests, as well as condition surveys of roads and motorways, on request (at fixed rates).


Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a calorimetric analysis technique for very accurate measurements of heat flows from and to materials within a wide range of temperatures (e.g., -80 °C to +500 °C). This makes it possible to determine the phase behaviour and the (in)stability of materials as a function of temperature (melting point or range, crystallization point, vitreous transition, specific heat, melting and crystallization heat, etc.).

DSC is complementary to other techniques for rheological or mechanical characterization available at BRRC.