The Linkam optical DSC system is a novel low cost single cell system which overcomes the problems of baseline drift due to different heat flows into the sample and reference crucible.
The stage was designed with input from Daresbury synchrotron group and is still regularly used with the beam line there. The DSC system now also featured at many other synchrotron sites around the world.
The single cell approach means the furnace is much smaller than conventional systems, therefore the response time is much faster. Because of the compact size of the stage, it is easily mounted in other instruments such as FTIR, Laser Raman and Confocal microscopes.
Heating and cooling between temperatures of -196°C* and 600°C can be carried out at rates of up to 150°C/min.
The system consists of the DSC600 stage with a T96 Link temperature programmer and LINK software. To cool samples from ambient down to -196C, add the LNP95 liquid nitrogen cooling system. This highly efficient LN2 pump, using proprietary pumps and tubing, automatically controls pumping rate to ensure minimal LN2 is required.
Add new TASC software to enable further thermal analysis.
Temperature Range: -196 to 600 °C
Temperature Stability: 0.1 °C
Light Aperture Opening: 1.3mm
Maximum Heating Rate: 130 °C/minute
Maximum Cooling Rate: 130 °C/minute
Stage Body Size: 104 x 89 x 24mm
Minimum Objective Working Distance: 6.0mm
Minimum Condenser Working Distance: 12.5mm