MRG LabNotes 1998

Using the Perkin-Elmer DSC7

Precautions: think about these things before you run the instrument!

Preparing a sample: do this before you set up the instrument; in fact make up all your samples so they are ready to run before you waste machine time (and that of your classmates) by trying to weigh and run the DSC at the same time.

Turning on the instrument: you must do all of these things and in the order given (or face banishment to Easter Island!)

Shutting down the DSC-7 (but only do this if no one else will use it soon)

Doing an experiment: let's do PET first just for fun; options may vary for your system...