The Australian Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG), an Australian Government Department, works closely with the Australian science, technology and innovation eco-system to deliver scientific advice and solutions that provide capability enhancement for Defence and the national security community.
In September, NETZSCH and DSTG Platforms Division Team led by Dr. Wyman Zhuang in Melbourne commissioned the first ultra-high-temperature thermophysical property analyzer in Oceania. The NETZSCH LFA 427 Laser Flash Apparatus commissioned in DSTG, allows the determination of material Thermal DiffusivityThermal diffusivity (a with the unit mm2/s) is a material-specific property for characterizing unsteady heat conduction. This value describes how quickly a material reacts to a change in temperature.thermal diffusivity and conductivity from room temperature to 2800°C, utilizing a pyrometer for furnace temperature control and sample temperature measurement.
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NETZSCH: Market Leader in High-Temperature Thermal Analysis
NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing are the global technology leader in the design of manufacture of instrumentation for high-temperature thermal analysis. NETZSCH have over 60 years of applications experience in the field and have developed an unrivalled reputation for product quality and after-sales service and support. The NETZSCH LFA 427 is the most accurate and versatile LFA system for high temperature materials research and development on the market. The device is widely used for advanced materials characterisation, including the automotive, aerospace and energy sectors. The special 2800degC version comes complete with a pyrometer allowing measurements from room temperature to 2800°C in a single run.
A. Gillen and W. Zhuang, “NETZSCH and DST Group Commission Australia’s First 2800°C Thermo-physical Property Analyzer”, Materials Australia Magazine, Vol 55, No 3, p. 27, September 2022