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Below is a short list of European institutions offering thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity measurement services.

There is a summary with essential information to give users a view of the possibilities offered. More detailed information, searchable by name, material types, temperature range, accreditation, country etc., is available under a search on Services or may be given by the contact names below of each institution.

Type of service Institute & link Country Contact Phone
Thermal conductivity
- Comparative steady-state
- Contact transient methods
Thermal diffusivity
- Laser flash

ARCS

Austria Wolfgang Hohenauer

+43 50550-0

Thermal conductivity
- Guarded hot plate
- Comparative steady-state
Thermal diffusivity
- Modulated heating beam
Electrical resistivity
- Four-probe technique

IKE

Germany

Ruediger Brandt

+49 711 6852374

Thermal conductivity
- Two-probe, collinear four-probe and square four-probe electric resistivity

IMF-1

Germany

Magnus Rohde

+49 7247 824328

Thermal conductivity
-
Subsecond technique

IMGC

Italy

Ferruccio Girard

GianCarlo Bussolino

+39 011 3977342

+39 050 3152549

Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, specific heat capacity
- Plane source:  pulse and step-wise transient

IPSAS

Slovakia

Ludovit Kubicar

+421 2 5941 0576

Thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity, specific heat capacity
- using Hot Disk, a transient plane source technique

Hot Disk AB

Sweden Lars Hälldahl +46 18 590575
Thermal diffusivity
- Laser flash
Thermal conductivity
- Guarded hot plate

LNE

France Bruno Hay +33 1 30 69 12 20
Thermal conductivity
- Guarded hot plate
- Comparative steady-state
- Contact transient methods
Thermal diffusivity
- Laser flash
Electrical resistivity
- Four-probe technique

NPL

UK Thermal services +44 20 8943 6444
Thermal conductivity
- Guarded hot plate
- Heat flow meter
- Transient Plane Source or Gustafsson Hot Disc
Thermal resistance/ thermal transmittance
- Guarded hot box

SP

Sweden

Bertil Jonsson

B.Adl-Zarrabi

+46 33 165160 
 
+46 33 165202
Thermal conductivity
- Guarded hot plate
- Hot wire method
Thermal diffusivity
- Laser flash
Electrical resistivity
- Four-probe technique

ZAE

Germany V Drach +49 931 70564 36


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