Linkam Modular Force Stage (MFS)
Understanding the micro- and thermo- mechanical properties of materials is increasingly important. Existing materials are being deployed in new environments and exotic new materials are being developed to meet ever higher demands.
Advanced materials such as carbon fiber and graphene are becoming established materials for high-end applications such as bike frames, cars, surgical implants and aircraft wings. New materials are being developed to replace or support human body parts such as artificial hips and artificial corneas. It is vital that the physical properties of these materials are characterized and any failure modes well understood.
The Modular Force Stage is a modular system designed to characterize the mechanical properties of your samples. The system is a new and improved version of the tensile stage with increased sensitivity and resolution. The modular design allows users to have an additional level of control over their experiments with the ability to change grips, heater type and force beam. The additional options will accommodate a wide range of different samples and applications.
The Modular Force Stage can be used with reflected or transmitted illumination as well as other techniques such as X-ray, Raman and FTIR. Its sample chamber is sealed and can be gas purged via the built in valves. There are also options for humidity control and electrical contact posts.
In this Case Study, learn how Dr. Hannah Leese, an independent researcher at the University of Bath, is breaking new ground in POC diagnostics for nanomedicine, and improving understanding of the mechanical properties of novel materials.
How are other researchers using the Modular Force Stage? Find out.
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