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Comparing Thermal Conductivity Methods

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Modified Transient Plane Source

Transient Line Source

Transient Plane Source

Guarded Hot Plate / Heat Flow Meter

Laser Flash Diffusivity

SPEED & FLEXIBILITY

Sample Preparation None Required None Required Some Extensive Extensive
Testing Time Seconds Minutes Minutes Hours Hours
Training Time Minimal Minimal Significant Moderate Moderate
Non-Destructive Yes Yes No No No
Method Development
ASTM/ISO Standards ASTM D7984, WK50791, WK43689 ASTM D5334, D5930, IEEE442 ISO-22007-2 ASTM C518, C177 ASTM E1461, E2585

RANGE

k-Range (W/mK) 0 – 500 0.1 – 6 0 – 100 (100 – 500 requires Cρ) 0 – 2 0 – 500 (requires density & Cρ)

SAMPLE CONFIGURATION

Minimum 0 – 500 80 ml Two Identical Samples 6” x 6” (150 x 150mm) 0.5” diameter (12.4mm) 0.004” thick (1mm)
Maximum Unlimited (17mm) Unlimited Two Identical Samples Unlimited 24” x 24” (600 x 600mm) 0.5” diameter (12.4mm) 0.004” thick (1mm)
Material Testing Capability Solids, Liquids, Powders, Pastes Granular Materials, Powders, Slurries, Gels, and Pastes Solids, Liquid Solids Solids
Isotropic & Anisotropic Materials Yes No Yes (Requires Cρ and Density) No Yes
Heterogeneous Materials Yes No Yes No No
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