The Analysa systems, featuring the LTS420 hotstage and T96 LinkPad controller, are optimised for isothermal sample analysis applications where high speed heating and cooling are compromised by larger sample area with excellent thermal stability of less than 0.1°C.
The LTS420 is an easy to use, versatile heating and freezing stage. The stage consists of a large area temperature controlled element with a platinum resistor sensor embedded close to the surface for accurate temperature measurements.
The sample is simply mounted on a standard microscope slide in direct contact with the heating element and can be manipulated 15mm in X and Y direction. The sample chamber is gas tight and has gas valves to purge with either inert gas or humidity.
There two options in the Analysa range.
The Analysa LTS420 stage and T96 LinkPad controller enables the user to quickly program multiple ramp temperature profiles by simply tapping the intuitive controls on the LinkPad LCD touch screen.
The LTS420 stage and T96 LinkPad controller includes intuitive LINK software to view real time temperature time graph, and record and export data (upgrade to digital video capture to create galleries of images and create movies of the experiment).
To cool samples from ambient down to -196°C, add the LNP96 liquid nitrogen cooling system. This highly efficient LN2 pump, using proprietary pumps and tubing, automatically controls pumping rate to ensure minimal LN2 is required.
Temperature Range -196°C to 420 °C
Sample area of 53.5x43mm
Up to 100 ramps temperature profile programming
No PC required
15mm by 15mm X Y manipulation as standard
Sample holder for standard 76 by 26mm microscope slides
Gas tight chamber for atmospheric control
Swing out lid for easy sample loading
Can be used with transmitted or reflected light
Mounts directly to microscope table or substage
Stage body size – 160 x 80 x 24 mm
100 ohm platinum sensor 1/10th din standard class A
Temperature stability < 0.1°C
Inner lid to increase temperature stability
Direct injection of coolant into block
Highly conductive metal for improved heat transfer
Maximum heating / cooling rate of 50°C/min
Response time of <1 second at 5°C/min at 50°C
Objective lens minimum working distance 6mm
Condenser lens minimum working distance 13.2