The new catalyst stage from Linkam has been designed to study catalytic reactions at high temperature and pressure. Samples are mounted on a virtually unreactive disposable ceramic fabric filters placed inside the ceramic heating element which is capable of heating samples from ambient up to 1000°C.
The carrier gas is introduced into the stage via a high pressure 1/16 gas line. The gas is then partially pre heated and passes through the sample and ceramic fabric filter. The tube of the heater is very narrow to prevent dead space and hot enough to prevent any condensation of the gas before it is available for gas analysis. Highly corrosive gases can be used and even highly conductive gases such as Helium with no compromise on temperature performance. All parts of the cell in contact with the sample and gas are selected for their un-reactive properties. The majority of the parts in contact with sample and carrier gas are either ceramic or stainless steel. A variety of different lid window materials are available so that reflected light microscopy, Raman and IR techniques can be used.
The base plate can be modified to fit either Marzhauser or Prior Motorized stages. Regular Linkam stage clamps can be used to mount to the substage of IR and standard light microscopes.
Temperature range from ambient to 1000°C
Heating rates from 1 to 130°C/min
Temperature stability 1°C
Pressure up to 5bar (with quartz window installed)
Sample size: 7mm diameter accomodates between 70-100mg (dependent on sample type)
Samples loaded on low cost disposable ceramic fabric filters
Standard size 1/16 gas analyser high pressure connectors
Compatible with reflected light upright microscopes and IR/Raman setups
6mm working distance
Compatible with Marzhauser and Prior motorized XY stages