Time Domain Thermoreflectance Analyzer
ThermoreflectanceThermoreflectance is a method for determining the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of thin films with thicknesses in the nanometer range.Thermoreflectance by Pulsed Light Heating
The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, already responded to industrial requirements with the development of a “pulsed light heating ThermoreflectanceThermoreflectance is a method for determining the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of thin films with thicknesses in the nanometer range.thermoreflectance method” in the early 90’s. PicoTherm Corporation was established in 2008 with the launch of a nano-second thermoreflectance apparatus “NanoTR” and a pico-second thermoreflectance apparatus “PicoTR”, which allows for absolute measurements of the 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 of thin films in a thickness range of several 10 μm down into the nanometer range.
In October 2020, PicoTherm joined the NETZSCH Group as a subsidiary of NETZSCH Japan. In combination with our LFA systems, NETZSCH can now offer the solution for thin films in the nanometer range up to bulk materials in the range of mm.