Properties in the field of thermal analysis

The development of materials, processes, machinery, equipment, and structures necessitates a thorough understanding of material properties. In the fields of physics, chemistry, and materials science, these properties are quantified using physical parameters. Many of these parameters serve as the foundation for process control and quality assurance in manufacturing.

Thermal analysis is a valuable tool for precisely and rapidly determining these material properties and how they change with varying temperatures.


Thermal analysis distinguishes between chemical and physical processes, offering insights into various processes in materials research. Here’s an overview of potential processes in this field:

1. Chemical Processes:
  • Rusting, tarnishing, scaling of metals (e.g., iron + oxygen → iron oxide)
  • Combustion of fuels like petrol or coal
  • Electrochemical processes in batteries
  • Blast furnace ironmaking
  • Production of plastics
  • Setting of concrete and mortar

Chemical properties determine a material’s reactivity and corrosion resistance. They play a crucial role in understanding material behavior.

2. Physical Processes:
  • Freezing, heating, evaporation: ice → water → water vapor
  • Liquefaction of air
  • Deformation and heating during machining and crushing
  •  Mixture formation in an Otto engine
  •  Mixing of gases

Physical processes involve changes in the substance’s external form and its state of aggregation, which is determined by its energy state.

Whether you’re studying electrical conductivity, thermal expansion, phase transitions, or changes in mass due to temperature variations, LINSEIS offers robust and user-friendly analyzers that provide precise results for various research, development, and quality testing applications.

These capabilities extend to numerous other applications and industries. To cater to specific requirements, LINSEIS manufactures customized measuring technology to meet individual customer needs.

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