Shown in the figure 1 are the NETZSCH libraries covering various application fields: ceramics, inorganics, metals, alloys, organics, pharma, food, cosmetics and polymers (see also figure 2). Available as an option is the KIMW database developed by the Kunststoffinstitut Lüdenscheid, Germany, with DSC curves for 1000 different commercially available polymer grades reflecting 157 different polymer types. Information about the polymer supplier, color and filler material/content is available.
Fig. 1: Identify database contents: NETZSCH libraries which are always included, the optional KIMW library, and an exemplary library created by a user.
Fig. 2: Identify database contents (without optional KIMW part): Distribution regarding materials.
Identify does not only contain measurements, but also a great variety of literature data (see figure 3). And most of such literature data entries contain several material properties (Tg, Tm, α, cp, mass changes) at once!
Fig. 3: Identify database contents (without optional KIMW part): Distribution regarding data and measurement types.
Of course, users can also build up their own Identify libraries (in the example above: “Phase Change Materials”) and share them with their colleagues on the computer network!
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Dr. Alexander Schindler has worked in the fields of experimental physics, thermal analysis and thermophysical properties for over 20 years. At NETZSCH, he has been employed in the Applications Laboratory as well in the Hardware and Software Development. He is a known expert in thermal characterization methods and applications.