Kinetics Neo

How fast are your chemical reactions?

News

December 10, 2018. New Kinetics Neo version 2.1.2 is released. New crystallitazion analysis and several new usability features are added:

December 10, 2018. New user guide "How To: Analyze Cooling Crystallization of PBT (Polybutylene Terephthalate) by Nakamura Method Using Hoffman-Lauritzen Theory".

December 1, 2018. New short user guide "How To: Apply Kamal-Sourour Reaction Type to the Analysis of the Curing Reaction" is added to the Learn chapter.

November 15, 2018.Webinar on the optimization of sintering "Speed up your sintering process" (recorded video). Saving time and therefore money is a crucial factor when sintering a ceramic greenbody. Using Kinetics Neo, you are able to speed up your sintering process by up to 60%.

September 6, 2018. New Kinetiocs Neo version 2.0.1 is released. Several important features are added:

  • new model-free analysis method Dynamic Arrhenius for failure temperature during heating like Oxidation Onset Temperature (OOT);
  • new model-free analysis method Isothermal Arrhenius (ASTM E2070, method D) for time-to-event values like Oxidation-Induction Time (OIT);
  • new prediction Isothermal Lifetime for all reaction types; 
  • more new features and improvements. Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.

News archive.

Kinetics Neo Roadmap

The actual Kinetics Neo version 2.0.1 was released on September 6, 2018. Three new methods for analysis of failure temperature and time-to-event are added. Now we can make kinetic analysis of OIT (Oxidation Induction Time) and OOT (Oxidation Onset Temperature) measurements. This is very important for prediction for Life Time of materials newly introduced in Kinetics Neo.

Check our release history for more information.

Future Releases

Q1-Q2 2019

  • TMR plot and prediction for acceleration reaction calorimeters.
  • Import of arbitrary user-defined temperature as function of time for using in predictions.
  • Different initial concentrations of components (as it was realized in obsolete Component Kinetics software).
  • Suggest the best reaction type in a reaction step in model-based analysis.
  • Adiabatic 24: find initial temperature (ARC only) in predictions.

What Is Kinetics Neo

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).

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

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 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 4.7 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.