Principles of Operation
Transient Plane Source (TPS) Technique
The C-Therm TCkit, configured with the Transient Plane Source (TPS) technique, enables the characterization of thermal conductivity and diffusivity of materials. It employs a two-sided sensor, and the user iteratively develops the timing and power parameters. Intended for rough and heterogeneous materials that are not well-suited to a single-sided test method, this configuration allows researchers the maximum versatility in test parameters and experimental design. Variations of this technique, with a bridge circuit, are offered in accordance to ISO 22007-2.
With the Transient Plane Source sensor included in the TCkit the thermal conductivity of solids can be characterized from 0.03 to 60 W/mK. Temperature stability from 10 to 80 °C means you can test under a variety of environments.
C-Therm’s proprietary measurement and analysis software TECAS™ enables users to intuitively setup analysis, with post-processing of data via an easy and visual platform. Running on Windows 10, direct export to CSV file allows for simple indexing of results.
Ultimate Experimental Control
With complete control over power and timing parameters, extensive experimental control is at your fingertips.