PicoTherm is one of the leading suppliers for nanoscale thermophysical properties testing instruments. They allow for measurement of the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of thin layers in the range of micrometers and nanometers. Such technology is crucial, for example, for the optimization of hard metal coatings on cutting tools or layer structures in modern microelectronics. Testing and optimization of thin layers is getting more and more important for divers industrial applications. Especially in the development of 5G devices, overseas manufacturers are increasingly turning to PicoTherm’s PicoTR and NanoTR thermal analysis systems for thin films, so that they can design for optimal heat flow and dissipation. Pooling PicoTherm’s capabilities with those of NETZSCH Japan will boost manufacturing and support capacities, and further expand business.
“In the areas of communication, environment, energy, aerospace, etc., manufacturers are packing more and more into smaller and smaller spaces, and the heat released is becoming an ever greater problem. Knowledge of the thermophysical properties of the materials play a major role in enabling an optimal heat flow. Thermophysical properties in thin layers can deviate from the values of bulk materials and using PicoTherm devices, we can measure them.”
Dr. Jürgen Blumm, Managing Director of NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH, Germany
PicoTherm Corporation was launched in 2008 with support from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and located in Tsukuba, Japan, PicoTherm Corporation is an R&D venture aimed at disseminating thermal measurement technologies for thin films.
NETZSCH Japan, K.K., is the Japan branch of NETZSCH Group’s Analyzing & Testing business unit (NETZSCH A&T), the world’s top provider of thermal analysis, rheology and measurement instruments with 54 sales and service locations in 35 countries, and manufacturing locations in Selb, Germany, and Yokohama, Japan.