Definition of calorimeter in English:

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calorimeter

Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈrimidər/

noun

An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat involved in a chemical reaction or other process.
Example sentences
  • It functions as what physicists call a calorimeter, measuring the total energy of the deposited gamma rays.
  • They used the ice calorimeter to measure the heat given off by a guinea pig as it breathed oxygen, relating this heat to that of a chemical reaction occurring inside the animal.
  • The cells were stabilized for 4 hours at 25 degrees celsius inside the calorimeter before heating up to the final temperature at a heating rate of 0.5 degrees celsius per minute.

Derivatives

calorimetric

Pronunciation: /ˌkalərəˈmetrik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The key issue of this paper is to relate thermodynamics data, especially calorimetric data, of peptide-containing membranes to the aggregation of the peptides.
  • Kinetic and calorimetric criteria are usually applied to determine whether or not a folding reaction follows a two-state model.
  • Scanning calorimetric experiments show that proteins do have a heat capacity.

calorimetry

Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈrimətrē/
noun
Example sentences
  • The prediction was tested by constructing the corresponding phase diagram using low- and wide-angle x-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and polarized light microscopy.
  • For this research, we'll be using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry, and thermomechanical analysis.
  • Encouraged by the textile industry, a great amount of work using differential scanning calorimetry has been undertaken.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin calor 'heat' + -meter.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cal·o·rim·e·ter

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