Kinetics Neo

How fast are your chemical reactions?


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.

November 12-16, 2017. Kinetics Neo will be presented at the International Conference on Sintering 2017 in San Diego, USA. Come to the NETZSCH stand or even better - visit the presentation of Dr. Elena Moukhina "Kinetics modelling and optimization of sintering processes" November 13, 2017 11:20 AM to 11:40 AM (paper number in program SINT-018-2017, session: "Fundamental Aspects of Sintering").

October 9, 2017. "Do You Understand Curing?": a 2 minutes long visual show is added to our Applications. Here the detailed kinetics analysis of curing examples of DSC and DEA is presented.
(Microsoft PowerPoint Show PPSX, 2.79 MB, 2 Minutes, Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer may be required)

October 5, 2017. A new guide "How To: Create a Three-Step Kinetic Model for DIL Data (Sintering of Si3N4)" is added to Learn part of our site. This detailed guide not only shows how to create quite complicated kinetic model of sintering of Si3N4, but also explains why one or two step models are not enough to get good fit with measurement data.

September 19 - 21, 2017. Visit our NETZSCH stand during Composites Europe 2017 exhibition (Hall 4, Stand D41) in Stuttgart, Germany. You can see Kinetics Neo live: kinetic evaluation of DSC and DEA data, predictions for the curing processes (flyer to download). You can also ask your questions about Kinetics Neo.

September 7, 2017. New Kinetics Neo version 1.1.1 with support of DEA measurements was released. See release history for what is new in this version.

August 9, 2017. First "How To ..." guide is added: How To: Create a Simple Kinetic Model in Kinetics Neo .

August 4, 2017 . New Kinetics Neo version was released. See release history for what is new in this version.

Kinetics Neo Roadmap

Actual Kinetics Neo software version 1.1.1 was released September 9, 2017. Main new feature is the support of dielectric analysis (DEA) 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 Q4 2017.

The ability to import NETZSCH binary files into Kinetics Neo is planned for release in Q1 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.