Thermal Properties Measurments in Materials
With all sample types, it is necessary to allow the sensor needle to equilibrate with the sample, and the surrounding environment. Temperature differences between the sensor, sample and surroundings could give erroneous readings.
For most materials that are softer than rock, we would recommend using the KS-1 sensor. If a diffusivity or specific heat measurement is required, then the SH-1 dual-needle sensor can be used in most instances.
Insulation, polymers and building materials are all measurable with our instruments. However, some sample types are more uncommon than others. If you have any questions or concerns about measuring the thermal properties of your material, please contact us directly.