Constructing a self-consistent integral baseline by using cubic splines

D. V. Malakhov, M. K. Abou Khatwa

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Various types of transformations require different baselines reflecting specificities of these transitions. The present work deals with the case when a degree of transformation is directly proportional to heat consumed or released. For such case, a baseline is named an integral baseline and is traditionally constructed by unnecessary simplifications. A new method is proposed as an alternative fast and robust computational method for baseline construction utilizing interpolating cubic splines. The method is self-consistent in the sense that it is free of needless assumptions and that it provides linearity between the degree of transformation and heat measured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)595-599
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Baseline
  • Cubic splines
  • DSC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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