Kinetics Neo

How fast are your chemical reactions?


February 8, 2018. We present a FREE Kinetics Neo Training Course in NETZSCH Instruments (129 Middlesex Turnpike  Burlington, MA 01803, USA). The Kinetics Neo workshop & training course is designed for all users of thermoanalytical & calorimetry methods who wish to find out more about the application possibilities of this unique software and how it can be used to model complex reactions and make accurate predictions regarding process optimization, determination of ideal storage conditions, and more.

January 23, 2018 at 09:00, 14:00 and 17:00 CET (GMT +1) we present a webinar "How kinetic simulation can improve your thermosetting curing process" . This is a second webinar in Composite Series and focuses on the use of Kinetics Neo to simulate the progress of the underlying curing reaction of the used material. How to create the necessary data using thermal analysis methods and how to build up a kinetic model will be shown. In the conclusion, predictions for different processing scenarios will be made and the impacts on the curing are presented.
Registration is here.

January 18, 2018. New Kinetics Neo version 1.2.3 is released. Main new feature: support of the ARC Temperature measurements and projects. Check our What Is New page for detailed list of new features. 

December 18, 2017. A new document is added to our Applications (German language): Kinetische Analyse, Modellierung und Vorhersage für Aushärtereaktionen in der Kinetics Neo Software - presentation made on the Thermal analysis expert meeting of Fiber reinforced plastics group (AVK) in Frankfurt.

November 23, 2017. A new document is added to our Applications: Kinetics Modelling And Optimization Of Sintering Process - presentation made on International Conference on Sintering 2017.

Kinetics Neo Roadmap

Actual Kinetics Neo version 1.2.3 was released January 18, 2018. Main new feature is the support of ARC Temperature measurements and projects. For mode information check our release history.

The next Kinetics Neo version, with support of diffusion control for DSC including the Time-Temperature-Transition diagram, is planned for release in Q1 2018.

The ability to import NETZSCH binary files into Kinetics Neo is planned for release in Q2 2018.

What is Kinetics Neo

Kinetics, also called reaction kinetics or chemical kinetics, investigates the rates of chemical processes and allows the determination of reaction rates. It also takes the factors that control these rates into consideration. Knowledge about points such as these can give deep insight into the detailed molecular mechanisms behind elementary reactions.

NETZSCH Kinetics Neo software is used to analyze chemical processes. The software allows for the analysis of temperature-dependent processes. The result of such analysis is a kinetics model or method correctly describing experimental data under different temperature conditions. Use of the model allows for predictions of a chemical system’s behavior under user-defined temperature conditions. Alternatively, such models can be used for process optimization.

The software can analyze different types of thermal curves that depict the changes in a given material property measured during a process. Potential data sources include studies using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetry (TGA), dilatometry (DIL), and dielectric analysis (DEA).

Kinetics Neo: Model Based Analysis

Kinetics Neo can help if you need to:

  • Determine the amount of time needed for paint to cure;
  • Optimize production time for qualitative ceramics;
  • Maximize the quality of metal powder product during polymer burnout;
  • Check how quickly a pharmaceutical is able to work;
  • Optimize a material’s synthesis process when using a new catalyst;
  • Find out the curing time for a dental filling.

Supported Measurement Types

  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) / Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA),
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) / Thermogravimetry (TG),
  • Dilatometry (DIL),
  • Dielectric Analysis (DEA).

What Makes Kinetics Neo So Valuable:

  • Completely rewritten from scratch, this innovative software is based on the latest technologies.
  • The improved user interface is fast and easy.
  • All model-free and model-based methods are included. The results from all of these methods can be statistically compared with one another.
  • The powerful new numerical model-free method ensures fast determination of the best model-free solution.
  • Predictions and optimizations can be achieved by means of both model-free and model-based methods.
  • A visual kinetic model can be created quickly and easily using the model-based method.
  • The kinetic model can contain any number of individual reaction steps in any combination. Reaction steps can be easily added, removed or changed by the user.
  • The position of individual reaction steps can be visually adjusted at any time.
  • An individual step or the entire kinetic model can be optimized with just a click of the mouse.
  • The software provides the formal concentration of each reactant and reaction rate for each reaction step as a function of time or temperature.
  • Isothermal crystallization reactions can be analyzed and predicted.

Kinetics Neo Features

Model-Free Methods allow the activation energy of the reaction process to be found without the assumption of any kinetic model (ASTM E698, ASTM E2890, ASTM E1641, Friedman, Ozawa-Flynn-Wall, KAS, Numeric Optimization).

Model-Based Methods apply powerful cutting-edge mathematical calculations to create the best kinetic model; the different kinetic models can then also be compared statistically.

Predictions — Kinetics Neo is used for simulations and predictions once the experimental data has been described by either model-free or model-based kinetics. Predictions can be calculated for various temperature programs: isothermal, dynamic, multiple step, step-iso, modulated, or adiabatic.

Optimization is based on predictions; the temperature program can be optimized to achieve maximum product quality in the minimum amount of time.


Versions and Feature Comparison

System Requirements

Kinetics Neo runs under Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 8.x, or Windows 7 (either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version). Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.6.1 or later is required.

Minimal hardware requirements are: Intel i5 or similar CPU, 8 GB RAM. Faster processor (more MHz) and bigger RAM increase calculation speed.