May 11, 2020. Good news from one of our customers: Haldenwanger Halfoam Team (Morgan Advanced Materials Haldenwanger GmbH) have received the 2019 Leadership Award for Innovation. Congratulations! In one of the projects the Kinetics Neo was used to optimize the debinding and sintering process of HALFOAM ALUMINA ™ which saved over 50% time in their firing process.
January 30, 2020. New Kinetics Neo version 2.4.6 is released. This is mainly a service release where we have fixed an usability issue and added some improvements:
- Improved: geographic map data provider which has unexpectable stopped to provide map data is replaced by Microsoft Bing Maps in climatic predictions (Predictions based on climate temperature profile).
- Improved: If the computer is offline then the offline geographic data will be used.
- Other improvements. Check our Release History for mode details.
November, 27 2019. New article “How to simulate and optimise debinding processes” by Materials World magazine explains how the Kinetics Neo software helps perform polymer debinding processes more quickly and efficiently.
- Added: Predictions based on climate temperature profile (“Climatic Predictions”). Now it is possible to predict the reaction progress for the real atmospheric temperatures for a selected point on the Earth, from the selected day of the year, for the selected durations, which is usually several months or years.
- Added: Six new Adjusting Arrows for model-based analysis. Now it is much easier to adjust the positions of the simulated curves manually before optimization. It will improve the optimization results because they depend on the initial values of parameters.
- Added: Undo for all user's actions in model-based analysis. Now it is possible revert the changes after model recalculation or optimization if the results are not good.
- more new features and improvements. Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.
October 8, 2019. Kinetics Neo has won the NETZSCH Proven Excellence Award 2019 in nomitation "Excellence in Innovation". Congratulations to Kinetics Neo team and all customers and colleagues who help to improve our software!
The actual Kinetics Neo version 2.4.6 was released on January 30, 2020.
Check our release history for more information.
- TMR plot and prediction for acceleration reaction calorimeters (ARC).
- Import of arbitrary user-defined temperature as function of time for using in predictions.
- Adiabatic 24: find initial temperature (ARC only) in predictions.
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.
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, 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.