Applications of Kinetic Methods in Thermal Analysis: A Review

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Determining kinetic parameters such as activation energy (Ea), pre-exponential factor (A), rate constants, and reaction order (n) via thermal analysis techniques is important to material synthesis and fabrication, industrial production, biomedicals, energy storage, catalysis, etc. Various kinetic methods based on the non-isothermal techniques have been developed to obtain the kinetic parameters. In this review, we focus on introducing various kinetic methods in non-isothermal analysis and their applications in different reactions, including thermal decomposition, solid-state phase transformation, crystallization, thermal ignition, curing process, etc.