Polymer processing with thermosets is the key to high-performance parts regarding mechanical strength and durability. However, the material causes many challenges in production. sensXPERT delivers a unique solution for processors in the polymer and polymer based composite field while combining sensors, material science and machine learning. Read about the importance of the partnership with AIRBUS to provide this solution.
When it comes to the characterization of fiber reinforced composites with dynamic measuring techniques many options are available, but they all have pros and cons for different materials and applications. In their paper, Huayamares et al. set out to answer some relevant questions by comparing measurements in 3-point bending and torsion mode. We summarize the main findings of the scientific paper and explain the measurements as well as the corresponding interpretation of the results depending on the use case.
Thermogravimetry (TGA) is frequently applied for the compositional analyses of such materials as, for example, fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The residual mass at the end of a TGA experiment reflects the filler or glass fiber content as well as the presence of impurities. By using a relatively large sample volume in a top-performing thermobalance along with the intelligent Proteus® software by NETZSCH, it is possible to detect ultra-small residual masses with concentrations down to the ppm (= 10-6) range! Such small concentrations can be illustrated by a little bird with a mass of a few grams sitting on the back of an elephant weighing a few tons.
The Kinetics Neo software by NETZSCH allows for advanced analytics. Learn how to predict the decomposition behavior of materials under different climatic conditions and how to estimate thermal risks and hazards.
Thermal conductivity and diffusivity are the most important thermophysical material parameters for the description of the heat transport properties of a material or component. Since the Laser Flash Analysis is an optical method that needs to eliminate reflection, special attention needs to be put on the sample preparation, for instance with a graphite coating. Learn in the video below why the way of coating a highly conductive sample depends on which material property is to be determined.
NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing acquired the rheology product line, including a team of international specialists, from Malvern Panalytical in January 2020. We are very excited about the future of our new rheology products. Today, we are reaching out to all of our Kinexus and Rosand rheometer users to answer any questions you may have in this article.
During 16th ICTAC, it was decided to develop recommendations for the kinetic analysis of multi-step reactions. NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing is the only enterprise specialized in the development and production of commercial kinetics software that was invited to participate in this project to develop these recommendations. We are proud to announce that the recommendations are now available!
The NETZSCH Kinetics Neo software is used for the analysis of chemical processes. It enables analysis of temperature-dependent processes. The result of such analysis is a kinetics model or method that correctly describes experimental data under various temperature conditions. Get an overview and watch the video to find out how it works!
It is possible to identify substances manually by comparing their characteristic data with literature sources or with previous measurements, but it is far more effective to automatize this process and to use databases for comparison purpose. Learn here how the NETZSCH software can do this for you!
One of the components found in a lithium ion battery that is typically responsible for mishaps is the electrolyte. In the following article, several experiments were conducted via TGA, DSC and evolved gas analysis to investigate composition, thermal stability and identify the released products.