Introduction to Thermal Analysis & Thermophysical Properties for Advanced Materials Characterization

Using Thermal Analysis & Thermophysical Properties Measurement Techniques

This technical seminar will delve deeply into the most important methods for thermal analysis and measurement of thermophysical properties including DSC, TGA, STA (Simultaneous DSC/DTA/TGA), Laser Flash for Thermal Diffusivity and Thermal Conductivity, Seebeck Coefficient measurements, as well as Dilatometry for thermal expansion.

These versatile techniques are excellent tools for answering critical questions in the areas of product development, quality control & assurance, failure analysis and research of new products & materials. Measurement theory, instrument design, and practical applications will be detailed.

Additional focus will be on the newest Laser Flash, Dilatometers and  Seebeck Coefficient instruments as well as their applications to thermoelectric materials research and their performance.

The goal of this seminar is to demonstrate the capability of these thermoanalytical methods with real life pplications from the fields of thermoplastics, thermosets, metals, ceramics, and other advanced materials.

Target group

Scientists, engineers, and laboratory personnel working in research, development, processing or quality control who wish to familiarize themselves with the latest developments in the area of thermal analysis and thermal properties measurement for advanced materials characterization.


Tuesday, December 3

Hotel Crowne Plaza World Trade Center
Dakota 95
Nápoles, 03810
Ciudad de México, CDMX


Wednesday, December 4

Hotel Safi Valle
Av. Diego Rivera 555
Valle Oriente, 66260 
San Pedro Garza García, N.L.

Participation fee

$45, including lecture materials, breakfast & lunch


9.00 Arrival and Continental Breakfast
9.15 Welcome and Introduction to NETZSCH Instruments
9.30 Introduction of Classical Thermal Analysis Methods – DSC, TGA and Simultaneous TGA-DSC/DTA
10.30 Break
10.45 Introduction of Evolved Gas Coupling Methods including mass spectrometry, FT-IR and GC-MS
11.15 Kinetics Neo
11.30 Thermophysical Properties Measurements: Specific Heat Measurements and Laser Flash Thermal Conductivity/Diffusivity Measurements
12.15 Stationary Methods for Thermal Conductivity Tests on Insulations: Heat Flow Meter Method
12.30 Lunch
1.30 Introduction to Thermomechanical Properties: Dilatometry (DIL), Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA)
2.10 Cure Monitoring of Thermosetting Resins by Dielectric Analysis (DEA)
2.30 Humidity and Water Vapor Measurements for Thermal Analysis
3.00 Wrap Up and Final Discussions