Kinetics Neo

How fast are your chemical reactions?


August 4-9, 2018. Conference of North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS). NETZSCH presents two talks on Kinetics Neo with the live demonstration of this software:

May 9, 2018. New Kinetics Neo version 1.6.2 is released. The main new feature is the support of two new autocatalytical reaction types in model-based analysis including Kamal-Sourour reaction type. These reaction types are very important and widely used for analysing the curing process of thermosets.  
Check our Release History page to find out what is new in this version.

May 1-3, 2018. International Ceramics Expo Exhibition, Cleveland, USA. Please visit us at Booth 100. We will have live demo presentations of Kinetics Neo in the Product Showcase How to build a simulation model for your firing program on May 1st,  11am and May 3rd, 2pm. We will show you how to design your firing process optimally with data from thermal analysis and thermokinetic simulation. You’ll learn how to speed up your firing program by up to 60% by using NETZSCH Kinetics Neo with binder burnout, sintering shrinkage and thermal conductivity measurement information.

During each live demo you'll have the chance to WIN one of the two full versions of our Kinetics Neo software.

April 10-13, 2018. We are proud to present Kinetics Neo at the international Ceramitec Exhibition in Munich. Please visit us in Hall B6, booth #500. We will have live demo presentations of the software on April 10-12 at 3 pm and on April 11-13 at 11 am. During each live demo, you will have the chance to WIN one of the six full versions of our Kinetics Neo software.

Kinetics Neo Roadmap

The actual Kinetics Neo version 1.6.2 was released May 2, 2018. The main new feature is the support of two new autocatalytical reaction types in model-based analysis including the Kamal-Sourour reaction type.  For more information, check our release history.

Future Releases

Isothermal Arrhenius analysis for OIT (Oxidation Induction Time), isothermal model-free analysis according to ASTM E2070 and isothermal lifetime predictions are planned for release in Q3 2018.

New optimization for user-defined function of degree of conversion vs time is planned for release in Q3 2018.

Export / import of temperature program for multiple step prediction to / from text file is planned for release in Q3 2018.

TMR plot and prediction for acceleration reaction calorimeters; calculation of initial temperature for the given time to maximum rate (Adiabatic 24) are planned for release in Q4 2018.

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).

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.