Kinetics Neo

How fast are your chemical reactions?


Sticky. Article "ICTAC Kinetics Committee recommendations for analysis of multi-step kinetics" is published (free download link). 

April 28, 2023. New application "Thermal Behavior and Pyrolysis Kinetics of Olive Stone Residue" by T. Asimakidou and K. Chrissafis, from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece is added to our Applications. Comprehensive kinetic analysis of pyrolysis process using of both Vyazovkin model free method and multi-step modelling method.

February 27, 2023. New article by Alusio A.Cabral et al. "Effect of the milling conditions on the decomposition kinetics of gibbsite" is published (free download link). The work studies the influence of particle size on decomposition kinetics.  The article is added to the sections Literature (TGA)  and Applications (Sintering).

February 17, 2023. New Application Kinetics Neo Software to Predict Curing Reactions (Phenol formaldehyde) is added to our Applications.

February 7, 2023. Webinar Kinetic Methods for TD24 in Thermal Risk Assessment of Chemical Processes was held by Dr. Elena Moukhina. In this webinar we have considered the different methods used by NETZSCH for calculation of critical temperatures like TD24, from linear and non-linear approaches to accurate calculation using Kinetics Neo software. This is the very important parameter for safe chemical processes.

Video: Vimeo
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January 24, 2023. New Kinetics Neo version 2.6.7 is released. This version is a minor release with improved stability after some updates  of hardware drivers. Details are in Release History.

November 28, 2022. New Blog article about using Kinetics Neo in chemical industrial processes based on exothermal reactions: Thermal Risk Assessment in Chemical Processes: Kinetics Methods for TD24.

November 16, 2022. New Kinetics Neo version 2.6.6 is released. This version has improved simulation at very high temperatures for multi-step consecutive reactions having low-temperature reaction steps. Other improvements and bug fixes are also added: see details in our Release History.

November 15, 2022. Webinar “Selection of Suitable Kinetic Methods and Models by means of Kinetics Neo Software" was held by Dr. Elena Moukhina. In this Webinar the different model-free and model-based methods were compared. The rules about finding the most suitable kinetic method for the different kinetic processes like decomposition, curing, crystallization or sintering of materials were discussed. The selection of the correct kinetic model and reaction type was presented. The unique features of this state-of the art software for different kinetic processes were also demonstrated. 

Video: YouTube .
PDF: download.

News archive.

Kinetics Neo Roadmap

The actual Kinetics Neo version 2.6.7 was released on January 24, 2023. 

Check our release history for more information.

Future Releases

Q3 2023

What Is Kinetics Neo Software

The kinetics, also called reaction kinetics or chemical kinetics, investigates the rates of chemical processesand 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), Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC), Rheology and Viscosity (Torque).

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:

  1. 02:25 Target of thermokinetic analysis and necessary measurements (slides 3-9, 8 minutes);
  2. 10:38 Analysis approaches, advantages and disadvantages (slides 10-24, 17 minutes);
  3. 27:54 Unique features of Kinetics Neo (slides 27-48, 23 minutes).

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),
  • DSC with Diffusion Control,
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) / Thermogravimetry (TG),
  • Dilatometry (DIL),
  • Dielectric Analysis (DEA),
  • Accelerating Rate Calorimetry (ARC),
  • Rheology,
  • Viscosity (Torque).

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 to use.
  • All model-free and model-based methods are included. The results from all of these methods can be statistically compared wit  h 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

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 Methodsapply 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 11 64-bit or 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.