New Advancements in Insulative Ceramics with Special Guest, Rémi André

Ceramics play a vital role in the material world. They are used in everything from buildings and bridges to cookware and jet engines. In any ceramic application, the thermal properties of the material will have significant effect on its performance. Join Adam Harris, Managing Director or C-Therm Technologies, and Rémi André, Director of Technology at Setaram Instrumentation, as they discuss advancements in thermal analysis of ceramics.

The thermal conductivity portion of this webinar will highlight recent research work published from three different researchers in this field - developing more insulative ceramics.  The highlighted research in this webinar comes from: Izmir Katip Celebi University in Turkey, Soongsil University in Korea, and Portugal’s University of Aveiro. All three groups of researchers measure the thermal performance of the samples using the C-Therm TCi Thermal Conductivity Analyzer in highlighting different user cases of the instrument.Also included in this webinar will be a presentation on typical dilatometry applications within ceramics. In characterizing the glass transition and softening points for clay composites important insight is gained for the processing and quality control in manufacturing of the materials.

Setaram presents a comprehensive range of techniques and instrumentation for the ceramic materials laboratories with the ability to follow up all sorts of processes linked with temperature variation, including dimensional, mechanical, mass and phase changes under the most demanding of experimental conditions. We can offer temperatures down to -196 °C and up to 2400 °C and also the ability to work under corrosive, reductive, controlled humidity and high vacuum atmospheres.

Phase diagram and formation enthalpies of oxides are also essential thermochemical data for the understanding of materials behavior. They are obtained by using high temperature calorimetry in DSC or drop mode.

Heat capacity (Cp) is one of the critical properties of a ceramic material for its processing and utilization. Cp can be estimated by standard flat sensors DSC, however 3D Calvet based techniques provide higher accuracy and precision. For high temperature Cp measurement drop calorimetry is the most accurate alternative.

Sintering techniques are very important for the preparation of ceramics. Precise knowledge of a reliable and reproducible temperature profile is essential to the development of a quality sintered product. TMA allows for the measurement of sintering of even the finest powders under controlled atmospheres and linear or sample controlled temperature profiles.

This webinar will be of particular interest to ceramics engineers and materials science researchers.


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