The TS1500 stage is ideally suited to the study of ceramics, metallurgy, materials, geology and high temperature polymers at both high and low heating and rates.
The sample can be placed on either the standard 7mm sapphire window or inside a platinum crucible. Both sample mounting methods are placed inside the 2.5mm deep ceramic sample cup so that the sample is heated from underneath as well as from the sides.
There are two gas valves at the sides of the stage body so that inert gases can be used to purge the sample chamber.
Please note that Hydrogen cannot be used. Please see the CCR1000 catalyst stage for info on using hydrogen in a hotstage.
The temperature is accurately controlled by the T95-Linkpad temperature programmer via the S-type platinum/rhodium thermocouple. This new controller enables the stage to heat samples at an incredible 200C/min
The programmer contains a d.c power supply - to eliminate electromagnetic interference- and solid state heater protection to prevent accidental damage to the stage. Thermocouple linearization (linearized to 0.1°C and displayed to 1°C) and cold junction compensation are performed inside the T95 controller.
The TS1500 can be ordered as a vacuum modified stage with NW16 flange type vacuum connectors. A pirani vacuum gauge is available which displays vacuum pressure on either the T95-LinkPad LCD screen or via the Linksys 32 temperature control software. An MV196 motorized valve unit enables vacuum control within the stage.
Electrical Connections can also be added to the TS1500 stage to enable measurement of electrical properties during heating experiments.
Standard sample cup is 2.5mm deep a 6mm sample cup is available.