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Thermal Analysis & Rheology

THERMAL APPLICATIONS NOTE
Sapphire Specific Heat Capacity Literature Values
Specific heat capacity measurements by DSC require the use of a well-characterized reference material (usually sapphire)
to obtain results. The table below summarizes specific heat capacity data (literature values) for sapphire as a function of
temperature. These values can be used in the required calculations.
Temperature
o
C

K

-183.15
-173.15
-163.15
-153.15
-143.15
-133.15
-123.15
-113.15
-103.15
-93.15
-83.15
-73.15
-63.15
-53.15
-43.15
-33.15
-23.15
-13.15
-3.15
0.00
6.85
16.85
26.85
36.85
46.85
56.85
66.85
76.85
86.85
96.85
106.85
116.85

90
100
110
120
130
140
150
170
170
180
190
200
210
220
230
240
250
260
270
273.15
280
290
300
310
320
330
340
350
360
370
380
390

Specific Heat
J/goC
0.0949
0.1261
0.1603
0.1968
0.2349
0.2739
0.3134
0.3526
0.3913
0.4291
0.4659
0.5014
0.5356
0.5684
0.5996
0.6294
0.6579
0.6848
0.7103
0.7180
0.7343
0.7572
0.7788
0.7994
0.8188
0.8373
0.8548
0.8713
0.8871
0.9020
0.9161
0.9296

Temperature
o
C

K

126.85
136.85
146.85
156.85
166.85
176.85
186.85
196.85
206.85
216.85
226.85
236.85
246.85
256.85
266.85
276.85
286.85
296.85
306.85
316.85
326.85
336.85
346.85
356.85
366.85
376.85
386.85
396.85
406.85
416.85
426.85
446.85

400
410
420
430
440
450
460
470
480
490
500
510
520
530
540
550
560
570
580
590
600
610
620
630
640
650
660
670
680
690
700
720

Specific Heat
J/goC
0.9423
0.9545
0.9660
0.9770
0.9875
0.9975
1.0070
1.0161
1.0247
1.0330
1.0409
1.0484
1.0557
1.0627
1.0692
1.0756
1.0817
1.0876
1.0932
1.0987
1.1038
1.1089
1.1137
1.1183
1.1228
1.1271
1.1313
1.1353
1.1393
1.1431
1.1467
1.1538

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