November 2nd, 2021, 10:30 - 11:15 AM (EST) Dr. Elena Moukhina will held the lecture "Polymer Kinetics Analysis of Decomposition, Curing and Crystallization" on Polymer Characterization Short Course of Thermal Analysis Forum. After short introduction into the kinetics theory the main attention will be paid to kinetics usage in the polymer field. Kinetics Neo software makes polymer analysis and predictions much easier.
October 5th, 2021. Our Kinetics Neo software runs on just released Windows 11. Tested: Kinetics Neo 2.5.5, Windows 11 Pro version 21H2, OS Build 22000.194. Be modern: use Kinetics Neo and upgrade your computer to Windows 11.
September 27th, 2021. New Kinetics Neo version 2.5.5 is released. This is a release concerning bug fixing and new presentation features. We solved the issue in the OIT (oxidation induction time) and OOT (oxidation onset temperature) appeared in version 2.5.0.
We also added several features asked by many of our customers. Now, it is possible to show or hide the curves on the chart. Additionally, now the curve in the chart may now be highlighted when the mouse cursor is placed over the curve (“mouse hover”).
August 6th, 2021. NETZSCH Application Note AN-221 "Kinetic Analysis of the Shear Viscosity to Predict the Curing Behavior of a 2-Part Epoxy Adhesive" is added to our Applications / Rheology.
Shear viscosity for the curing of a 2-part epoxy resin during heating was investigated by means of the Kinexus ultra+ with HTC. The rheological measurements with different heating rates were used to perfom the kinetic analysis of the viscosity data during the curing by means of Kinetics Neo.
Sticky. New article "ICTAC Kinetics Committee recommendations for analysis of multi-step kinetics" is published (free download link).
The actual Kinetics Neo version 2.5.5 was released on September 27, 2021.
Check our release history for more information.
- DSC Correction regarding time constants and thermal resistance is investigated to be implemented.
- TMR plot and prediction for acceleration reaction calorimeters (ARC).
Please have a look at the video about the basics of the Kinetics Neo and it's advanced functions and features recorded during the webinar at April 29, 2021. Important parts are:
- 02:25 Target of thermokinetic analysis and necessary measurements (slides 3-9, 8 minutes);
- 10:38 Analysis approaches, advantages and disadvantages (slides 10-24, 17 minutes);
- 27:54 Unique features of Kinetics Neo (slides 27-48, 23 minutes).
The kinetics, also called reaction kinetics or chemical kinetics, investigates the rates of chemical processes and allows for 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), Dielectric Analysis (DEA) and Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC).
- 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.
- Completely rewritten from scratch, this innovative software is based on the latest technologies.
- The improved user interface is fast and easy to use.
- 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 follows the latest ICTAC recommendations published in the article "ICTAC Kinetics Committee recommendations for analysis of multi-step kinetics".
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.
Kinetics Neo runs under Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit version. Microsoft .NET Framework version 4.8 is required.
Minimum hardware requirements are: Intel i5 or similar CPU, 8 GB RAM. Faster processor (more MHz) and bigger RAM increase calculation speed.