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Thermal conductivity measurement of insulating materials with a three layers device

Outlines the problems with measuring the thermal conductivity of low-density insulating materials and addresses this by proposing a three layer method for the accurate measurement of thermal conductivity. This method involves a sample being placed between two conducting brass plates (one heated via hot plate) and monitoring the temperatures of these two plates as the experiment progresses. Mathematical equations are derived in order to make an accurate model for thermal ...

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Optimization of Instrument Cooling Time for Measuring Thermal Properties with the Thermal Constants Analyzer

This study aimed to determine the effect of instrument temperature cooling time on the accuracy of thermal conductivity measurements. Multiple samples, with varying thermal conductivities, were measured using the Thermal Constants Analyzer, and with five different cooling times. Cooling times, and their effect on the thermal conductivity results were analyzed, and appropriate cooling times were suggested, based on the findings....


Measuring the Thermal Conductivity of Thin Samples of Electrically Insulating Materials

This work introduces a specifically designed sensor to measure the thermal conductivity of thin, insulating materials. This sensor, referred to as the hot square sensor, is unlike the standard sensors, in the sense that it is square in nature, and does not have two, thin layers of Kapton insulation on either side of the thin, metal heating spiral. The lack of Kapton allows a good thermal contact between the sample ...


Transient Thermal Conductivity Measurements -Comparison of Destructive and Non-destructive Techniques

This paper discusses thermal conductivity measurements on homogenous and non-homogenous materials, using three transient methods: Laser Flash Method (LFM), Modified Hot Wire (MHW), and the Transient Plane Source (TPS). This article also compares the non-destructive nature of the MHW, and the TPS methods, to the destructive nature of the LFM. Research conducted on homogenous materials produced comparable results using all three transient methods. However, when testing non-homogenous materials, such as ...


Specific Heat Measurements with the Thermal Constants Analyser

This work introduces a direct method for measuring the specific heat of solids, using the Transient Plane Source Technique (TPS). To begin, a sample is placed into a thermally conductive holder, surrounded by a thermally insulating material. A thermally conductive sample holder is used, to limit the time it takes to achieve a temperature equilibrium between the holder and the sensor. Insulating the sample holder is to minimize heat loss ...

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