Standard Historical Last Updated: Mar 02, 2021
ASTM E1952-98

Standard Test Method for Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Diffusivity by Modulated Temperature Differential Scanning Calorimetry


1.1 This test method covers the determination of thermal conductivity of homogeneous, non-porous solid materials in the range of 0.10 to 1.0 W/(K*m) by modulated temperature differential scanning calorimeter. This range includes many polymeric, glass, and ceramic materials. Thermal diffusivity, which is elated to thermal conductivity through specific heat capacity and density, may also be derived. Thermal conductivity and diffusivity can be determined at one or more temperatures over the range of 0 to 90°C.

1.2 Electronic instrumentation or automated data analysis and reduction systems or treatments equivalent to this test method may be used.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are provided for information purposes only.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.01
Developed by Subcommittee: E37.10
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/E1952-98
ICS Code: 17.200.10