Publications by Others

This overview gives some relevant publications written by third parties about sensors of Xensor.


Gas Nano Calorimeters XEN-39...

Recent years

In the last decade numerous articles on applications of the Xensor gas nano calorimeters have been published.

  • The group of Prof. Schick from University of Rostock is an important user of our sensors for polymer research.
  • The BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing uses our sensors for polymer research.
  • The Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science Group (FYSC) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel is using our sensors for polymer research.
  • The French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) uses our sensors for explosives research.
  • SciTe develops applications for the Flash DSC 1 from Mettler-Toledo, for instance the combination of calorimetry and X-ray diffraction.


  • Fast Scanning Calorimetry
    Editors: Schick, Christoph, Mathot, Vincent (Eds.)
    Introduces and describes the capabilities of Fast Scanning Calorimetry (FSC) measurement instrumentation.


  • Measurement of the magnetocaloric properties of CoMn0.95Fe0.05Si: Large change with Fe substitution
    K. Morrison, Y. Miyoshi, J. D. Moore, A. Barcza and K. G. Sandeman , A. D. Caplin and L. F. Cohen.
    Physical review 78, 134418 (2008).


  • Advanced nonadiabatic ultrafast nanocalorimetry and superheating phenomenon in linear polymers
    A.A. Minakov, A.W. van Herwaarden, W. Wien, A. Wurm, C. Schick.
    Thermochimica Acta 461 (2007) 96–106.

  • Ultrafast thermal processing and nanocalorimetry at heating and cooling rates up to 1 MK/ s
    A. A. Minakov, C. Schick.
    Review of scientific instruments 78, 073902 (2007).


  • Temperature distribution in a thin-film chip utilized for advanced nanocalorimetry
    A. Minakov, J. Morikawa, T. Hashimoto, H. Huth, C. Schick.
    Meas. Sci. Technol. 17 (2006) 199–207.
  • Scanning Nanocalorimetry at High Cooling Rate of Isotactic Polypropylene 
    F. De Santis, S. Amovsky, G. Titomanlio, C. Schick.
    Macromolecules (2006), 39, 2562-2567.
  • Method of rapid (100 000 Ks-1) controlled cooling and heating of thin samples
    Mikhail Merzlyakov.
    Thermochimica Acta 442 (2006) 52–60.
  • Melting and reorganization of the crystalline fraction and relaxation of the rigid amorphous fraction of isotactic polystyrene on fast heating (30,000 K/min) 
    A.A. Minakov, D.A. Mordvintsev, R. Tol, C. Schick.
    Thermochimica Acta 442 (2006) 25–30.
  • Metastability of polymer crystallites formed at low temperature studied by ultra fast calorimetry: Polyamide 6 confined in sub-micrometer droplets vs. bulk PA6 
    R.T. Tol, A.A. Minakov, S.A. Adamovsky, V.B.F. Mathot, C. Schick.
    Polymer 47 (2006) 2172–2178.


  • Non-adiabatic thin-film (chip) nanocalorimetry 
    A.A. Minakov, S.A. Adamovsky, C. Schick. 
    Thermochimica Acta 432 (2005) 177–185.
  • Thin-film alternating current nanocalorimeter for low temperatures and high magnetic fields 
    A. A. Minakov, S. B. Roy, Y. V. Bugoslavsky, L. F. Cohen.
    Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76, 043906 (2005).


  • Ultra-fast isothermal calorimetry using thin film sensors
    S. Adamovsky, C. Schick.
    Thermochimica Acta 415 (2004) 1–7.


  • Integrated circuit thermopile as a new type of temperature modulated calorimeter
    Mikhail Merzlyakov (Texas Tech University). 
    Thermochimica Acta 403 (2003) 65-81.
  • Scanning microcalorimetry at high cooling rate
    S.A. Adamovsky, A.A. Minakov and C. Schick (University of Rostock).
    Thermochimica Acta 403 (2003) 55-63.
  • IC Thermopile as a New Type of Temperature Modulated Calorimeter
    Mikhail Merzlyakov and Christoph Schick (University of Rostock). 
    NATAS Notes vol 34 no 4 (winter 2003) 18-21.
  • Ultra fast calorimetry on controlled cooling and heating up to 10,000 K/s and isothermally with millisecond time resolution (Poster)
    Minakov, A.; Adamovsky, S.; Schick, C. (University of Rostock).
    e-Polymers (2003), no. P_001.
  • Chip-calorimeter for small samples
    Werner Winter, Günther W.H. Höhne.
    Thermochimica Acta 403 (2003) 43-53.


Thermal Conductivity Sensors XEN-TCG3880


  • Hydrogen monitoring requirements in the global technical regulation on hydrogen and fuel cell vehicles
    W. Buttner, C. Rivkin, R. Burgess, K. Hartmann, I. Bloomfield, M. Bubar, M. Post, L. Boon-Brett, E. Weidner, P. Moretto.
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 42, Issue 11, 16 March 2017, Pages 7664–7671.


  • Sensors for Safety and Process Control in Hydrogen Technologies
    Thomas Hübert, Lois Boon-Brett, William J. Buttner,.
    CRC Press, 2016, ISBN 13:978-1-4665-9654-2.


  • Hydrogen subsonic upward release and dispersion experiments in closed cylindrical vessel
    V.P.Denisenko, I.A. Kirillov, S.V.Korobtsev, I.I. Nikolaev, A.V. Kuznetsov, V.A. Feldstein, V.V. Ustinov.
    International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (2007).

Liquid Nano Calorimeters XEN-NCM9924


  • Analysis of the thermal properties of a heat flow chip calorimeter using CFD
    D. Choinski, A. Wodolazski, P. Skupin, D. Stachanczyk, M. Niedzwiedz.
    Applied Thermal Engineering 96 (2016) 508-518.


  • Chip calorimetry and its use for biochemical and cell biological investigations
    J. Lerchner, T. Maskow, G. Wolf. 
    Chemical Engineering and Processing 47 (2008) 991–999.


  • Calorimetry of microbial growth using a thermopile based microreactor 
    J. Higuera-Guisset, J. Rodríguez-Viejo, M. Chacón, F.J. Muñoz, N. Vigués, J. Mas.
    Thermochimica Acta 427 (2005) 187–191.


  • Direct monitoring of biochemical processes using micro-structured heat power detectors 
    J. Lerchner, A. Wolf, R. Hüttl, G. Wolf.
    Chemical Engineering Journal 101 (2004) 187–194.


  • Identification of micro-scale calorimetric devices IV: Descriptive models in 3-D
    C. Auguet, J. Lerchner, V. Torra and G. Wolf (University of Catalonia). 
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 71 (2003) 951-966.
  • Identification of micro-scale calorimetric devices III: The 3-D effects
    C. Auguet, J. Lerchner, V. Torra and G. Wolf (University of Catalonia). 
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 71 (2003) 407-419.


  • Identification of micro-scale calorimetric devices II: heat transfer models from two or three-dimensional analysis
    C. Auguet, F. Martorell, F. Moll and V. Torra (University of Catalonia). 
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 68 (2002).
  • Accuracy in integrated circuit (IC) calorimeters
    J. Lerchner, G. Wolf, C. Auguet, V. Torra. 
    Thermochimica Acta 382 (2002) 65-76.


  • Identification of micro-scale calorimetric devices I: Establishing the experimental rules for accurate measurements
    V. Torra, C. Auguet, J. Lerchner, P. Marinelli and H. Tachoire (University of Catalonia). 
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 66 (2001) 255.


  • Calorimetric detection of volatile organic compounds
    J. Lerchner, D. Caspary, G. Wolf (Freiberg Bergakademie).
    Sensors and Actuators, B 70 (2000) 57-66.


  • A high resolution IC-calorimeter for the determination of heats of absorption onto thin coatings
    D. Caspary, M. Schröpfer, J. Lerchner, G. Wolf (Freiberg Bergakademie). 
    Thermochimica Acta 337 (1999) 19-26.

  • Recent Developments in Integrated Circuit Calorimetry
    J. Lerchner, A. Wolf and G. Wolf (Freiberg Bergakademie). 
    Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 57 (1999) 241-251.


  • Supermicrocalorimetric devices for the investigation of small samples
    J. Lerchner, R. Oehmgen, G. Wolf, P. Le Parlour, J.-L. Daudon (Freiberg Bergakademie). 
    High Temperatures-High Pressures, 30 (1998) 701-708.


  • Calorimetric detection of organic vapours using inclusion reactions with organic coating materials
    J. Lerchner, J. Seidel, G. Wolf, E. Weber (Freiberg Bergakademie).
    Sensors and Actuators, B 32 (1996) 71-75.


  • An integrated silicon thermopile as biosensor for the thermal monitoring of glucose, urea and penicilli
    P. Bataillard, E. Steffgen, S. Maemmerli, A. Manz & H.M. Widmer (Novartis , formerly Ciba-Geigy). 
    Biosensors & Bioelectronics 8 (1993) 89-98.