What Is New in Kinetics Neo?

Release History

Version 2.4.4 (October 30, 2019)

Build 2.4.19303.6

  • 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.
  • Added: Auto Zoom for charts with two Y axes, for example, Signal and Temperature. Now two charts on one plot can be auto-arranged one above the another.
  • Added: Font size for the chart legend can be set independent of the other chart parameters.
  • Added: Tooltip on chart data points ("markers").
  • Added: Adding measurement files by drag-and-drop from Windows Explorer directly into the Kinetics Neo.
  • Improved: Parameter title is changed from AutocatOrder to Log(AutocatPreExp) for autocatalitic reactions C1,Cn.Cmn,KS. Corresponding titles in equations are corrected too. Calculations are not changed.
  • Improved: R² statistics is now shown with 5 digits after comma. Previously it was 4 digits.
  • Fixed: Heating-Cooling baseline for Dilatometer.
  • Fixed: The sum of contributions is always equal to 1 (one).
  • Fixed: When the source file to be imported doesn't contain any data for Kinetics Neo then it will not be imported. Previously the file without name and data was imported.
  • Fixed: NaN for A2 reaction type if educt=0.
  • Fixed: Chart data export now correctly exports simulated conversion rate values.
  • Fixed: Incorrect label "Correlation R" is changed to "R²" in Model Based and Model Free Properties panels.
  • Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 2.1.2 (December 10, 2018)

Build 2.1.18344.2

Version 2.0.1 (September 6, 2018)

Build 2.0.18249.2

  • Added: new project type Rheometry, signal units are dN*m. Now it is possible to analyze, simulate, optimize and predict the rheometry type of data.
  • Added: new project type Viscosity, signal units are Log(Pa*s). Now it is possible to analyze, simulate, optimize and predict the viscosity type of data.
  • Added: new model-free analysis method Dynamic Arrhenius for failure temperature during heating like Oxidation Onset Temperature (OOT).
  • Added: new model-free analysis method Isothermal Arrhenius (ASTM E2070, method D) for time-to-event values like Oxidation-Induction Time (OIT).
  • Added: new model-free analysis method ASTM E2070 (method A) for isothermal data like isothermal crystallization.
  • Added: new prediction Isothermal Lifetime for all reaction types.
  • Added: new optimization type Conversion Values. It can be used for user-defined function of degree of conversion vs time.
  • Added: possibility to export/import of temperature program to/from the text file for Multiple Step predictions.
  • Added: possibility to copy model image to clipboard for model-based method.
  • Added: possibility to export/import of model to/from the binary file for model-based method. 
  • Added: new baseline Right Tangential DEA for dynamic measurements.
  • Added: two new pre-installed training samples: Rheometry_Natural_Rubber and Viscosity_Curing.
  • Improved: Doyle approximation for calculation of activation energy by Ozawa-Flynn-Wall (OFW) method.
  • Improved: calculation of pre-exponential factor by Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) method.
  • Improved: calculation of Durbin-Watson factor for high degree of freedom.
  • Other small improvements and bug fixes.

Version 1.6.2 (May 9, 2018)

Build 1.6.18127.0

  • Corrected: DTG Curve after copy of model in model-based part.
  • Improved: temperature program series are show in "dashed" style ( - - - - ).
  • Improved: text wrapping in File Info panel for possible very long project file name.
  • Improved: memory consumption when saving the project file.
  • Improved: on model-based charts the experimental data are shown as series with hollow (not filled as before) markers.
  • Improved: master curve. f(alpfa) is shown now instead of ln(f(alpha)).
  • Improved: memory consumption for charts containing curves with markers.
  • Improved: conversion temperature in Glass Transition table is now shown with 3 decimal positions (instead of 2 originally).
  • Fixed: error in importing of CSV data files saved with EN-US regional settings.
  • Other small improvements and fixes.

Version 1.5.0 (February 22, 2018)

Build 1.5.18053.5

  • Added: New project type "DSC with Diffusion Control". Di Benedetto approximation is used for Tg calculation. Important for applications with curing.
  • Added: Warning during source data preparation if no baseline is selected.
  • Added: Temperature may be optional shown for all source data curves.
  • Added: Units for time axis are selected dynamically dependent on the total axis length. Possible values: minutes, hours, days, months, years.
  • Added: Possibility to customize the precision of data exported to text files (digits after comma).
  • Added: New Tab "View" in main Ribbon toolbar. This tab contains now all chart visibility settings.
  • Added: 2 new properties to "View" Tab: "Axis Thickness" and "Axis Font Size". This improves visibility of charts by presentations made with beamer.
  • Added: New Tab "Help" in main Ribbon Toolbar with new button “Help”, "User Guides", "Report an Error", "Suggest a Feature".
     
  • Improved: Number of iterations for adiabatic prediction is increased from 5 to 10.
  • Improved: In Model Free analysis the error bars are now shown only when "Activation Energy" or "Pre-exponential" is selected.
     
  • Fixed: Wrong initial temperature and DeltaTemp was used in adiabatic signal prediction.
  • Fixed: Calculation of adiabatic prediction curves for concentration and for reaction rates.

Version 1.2.3 (January 18, 2018)

Build 1.2.18018.1

  • Added: ARC Temperature analysis project type.
  • Added: New baselines for ARC Temperature analysis.
  • Added: ARC sample data project.
  • Added: Export data for Concentration and Reaction Rate for Predictions.
  • Added: Export data for Optimisations.
  • Added: Chart series is highlighted when the mouse moves over ("hover") the series legend.
  • Improved: model-based export parameters now exports also reaction type for each step.
  • Improved: other small improvements.
  • Fixed: In some non-English versions of Windows 10 the sample files were installed in wrong directory.
  • Fixed: In model-based reaction step properties pane the initial and final reagents sometimes were not shown.
  • Fixed: Error when creating a complex Model Based model in some cases.
  • Fixed: small bug fixes.

Version 1.1.1 (September 7, 2017)

Build 1.1.17250.0

  • Added: DEA (Dielectric Analysis) kinetics project type is added.
  • Added: Multifrequency DEA data are recognized and imported automatically for the first frequency.
  • Added: Master curve for DEA source data is recognized and imported automatically.
  • Added: Single frequency DEA data, exported from NETZSCH Proteus, are recognized and imported automatically.
  • Added: Help for DEA baselines is included.
  • Added: DEA samples are included to the kinetic samples delivered with the software.
  • Added: Heating rate value for selected source data file is now shown on "Data preparation" view.
  • Improved: Calculation of non-equidistant data points.
  • Improved: Changing source data does not remove existing kinetics models.
  • Improved: In File -> Info form the following properties can be selected and copied now: Product Version, File Version, Serial Number.
  • Improved: Tooltip and method description for Model free methods: requirement of several curves is added.
  • Improved: Selecting a new model-based model will automatically select it's first reaction step.
  • Fixed: in Import File form the decimal separator inside sample mass sometimes was wrong detected.

Version 1.0.4.1 (August 4, 2017)

Build 1.0.17215.0

  • Added: New "Heating - Cooling" baseline for dilatometer projects: Different thermal expansion coefficients for initial material and for product.
  • Added: Help about "Heating - Cooling" base line for dilatometers.
  • Improved: Default colors of curves.
  • Fixed: "Open Log Folder" link in File - Settings dialog.

Version 1.0.3 (July 26, 2017)

Build 1.0.17207.0

  • Improved: Help for baselines types specific to dilatometer projects.
  • Improved: Small changes in F-Test statistics.
  • Improved: Import of large ASCII files (> 100 000 points).

Version 1.0.2 (July 18, 2017)

Build 1.0.17199.0

  • Added: Dilatometer project type.
  • Added: Ability to import dilatometer data.
  • Improved: "Linear(DIL)" baseline for dilatometers: Range for left tangent has been shortened.
  • Improved: In TGA Import, "mg" unit is now recalculated to %.
  • Improved: Imported dilatometer data are now always shown in percent.
  • Improved: Sample directories now contain the measurement type in their names; e.g., "DIL_Al2O3".
  • Improved: Sample length is now always asked for dilatometer measurement files.
  • Improved: Unit for sample length is now set to "mm" for dilatometer measurement files.
  • Fixed: Length axis for dilatometer charts now always has "%" units.
  • Fixed: Error during switching temperature-time in data import properties dialog when new project is created and in old project data import properties dialog has been opened.

Version 1.0.0 (July 12, 2017)

Version 1.0.17193.0

First version of Kinetics Neo was just released.

Support for DSC and TGA data files.