Linkam Optical DSC450


The DSC450 system has been optimized for those wishing to measure transition temperatures and enthalpy changes of their samples in combination with optical microscopy. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is a technique used to measure the temperature and heat flow associated with thermal transitions in materials. The design of the DSC450 allows mounting of the stage on a microscope, enabling image and time lapse recording of sample transitions at high resolution.

The DSC450 enables the user to measure and image thermal phase transitions, such as melting points and glass transitions, of a wide range of substances whilst accurately controlling temperature from -150°C to 450°C. The atmosphere of the stage can also be purged with gas as required by the user.

The optical DSC enables the user to measure thermal and glass transitions of a wide range of substances while accurately controlling temperature from -50°C to 450°C. The atmosphere of the stage can also be purged with gas as required by the user.

Two systems are available:

  • Optical DSC450 System which comprises a DSC450 stage, T96-S controller and LINK software.
  • Optical DSC450 Pro Imaging System which includes a DSC450 stage, T96-S controller, LINK software, Imaging Station, high performance colour camera and an RLS20 reflected light source.


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The DSC450 is ideal for measuring and imaging glass transitions and melting peaks for a range of applications including materials, pharmaceuticals and food. A sealed crucible is also available for closed-pan experiments.


Study thermal transitions at low heating rates, or with small sample sizes, with no loss of sensitivity.


The temperature range spans from -150°C (with the addition of an optional LNP96-S) to 450°C.


Optimised for the Linkam Imaging Station allowing simultaneous imaging and DSC analysis. The chamber lid is fitted with a fused silica window for high quality image capture and recording.


TASC, developed in conjunction with Cyversa, is an optional module that tracks changes in surface structure and is highly sensitive to glass and melt transitions. In addition to the DSC signal, TASC makes it possible to analyse different parts of the same sample to identify inhomogeneities. TASC can be combined with any Linkam thermal stage, creating a modular thermal analysis system.


Please contact us with details of your requirements.

Temperature Range: -150°C (with the addition of an optional LNP96-S) to 450°C

Heating Rates: 0.01°C to 30°C/min

Temperature Stability: <0.1°C

Sample Pass Options: Aluminium, Sapphire

Furnace Lid Options: Sapphire, Silver

mW Accuracy: 0.01mW

Objective Lens Working Distance: 8.2mm (minimum)

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