The LTS420 hotstage from Linkam Scientific has been improved for isothermal analysis of huge samples where superior thermal stability and high speed heating and cooling are needed.
The LTS420 is a user-friendly and highly versatile heating and freezing stage. The stage comprises a huge area temperature-controlled element with a sensor fitted next to the surface for precise temperature measurements varying from <−195°C to 420°C (when utilized with LNP96 cooling pump).
It is simple to fit the sample on a standard microscope slide in direct contact with the heating element and manipulate it for 15 mm in both X and Y directions. The sample chamber is gas-tight and consists of valves to enable atmospheric composition control. A humidity compatible version of the stage and a version with internal probes and electrical connections are available.
The LTS120 range is available and features heating and cooling without liquid nitrogen. There is also a version for use with an inverted microscope.
LTS420 on Imaging Station. Image Credit: Linkam Scientific Instruments