The Laser Flash technique is one of the most widely used methods today for the precise measurement of thermal diffusivity and conductivity. Quick test execution and exact measurement results, along with the ability to handle a broad range of thermal diffusivity and conductivity applications, are some of the many advantages of this non-contact measuring method.
Until recently, the temperature range of the LFA 427 had been restricted to a maximum of 2000°C. Now as of 2010, a new version is available which allows measurements up to 2800°C. This enables materials required to perform in extreme environments – such as power trains for space shuttles – to be analyzed directly under typical use conditions. This makes it possible to engineer much more safety into such highly critical components and to eliminate any possible sources of mishap during the design stage.
For more than a decade, the LFA 427 has been known as one of the most versatile and precise measuring systems in Laser Flash Analysis. The simple operation of this instrument, its wide variety of sample holders, and its complex analytical capabilities have made it the standard for LFA research applications around the world.