As part of the 20th symposium on thermophysical properties which brings together international specialists, Alain Koenen, expert in insulating materials and thermal conductivity at LNE, and Laurent Pitre, researcher at LNE-LCM/Cnam will present their work at two conferences.
During his intervention, Alain Koenen will present a method for determining thermal conductivity in the context of CE marking of thermal insulators for industry. Based on the kept hot plate method standardized by the ISO 8302 standard, it allows a better comparison between the declarations of different insulation materials.
Laurent Pitre, for his part, will detail his research work concerning the measurement of the Boltzmann constant (noted k), from which the kelvin, the SI temperature unit, will soon be redefined. He will present the remarkable results obtained with his team to fix the value of k through the acoustic thermometry method.
Organized in collaboration with the NIST, the annual symposium on thermophysical properties brings together an international community of experts around conferences that focus on theoretical, experimental, and practical aspects of thermophysical properties of gases, liquids and solids, as well as biological systems. It will be held from June 24 to 29 in the United States.
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