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Linkam to Attend NATAS 2015 in Montreal, Canada to Present TASC – the Latest Thermal Analysis Technology

Market leaders in temperature controlled microscopy, Linkam Scientific Instruments are to attend the North American Thermal Analysis Society annual conference to be held in Montreal, Canada, August 10-13.

They will exhibit the latest developments of their DSC stage and the new TASC technique from the work of Professor Mike Reading of the University of Huddersfield who will present three papers during the event.

TASC may be run on the Linkam DSC600 stage shown here on the Linkam optical imaging station.

Following on from the successful launch of TASC and DSC600 VISTA at the 50th anniversary meeting of the UK's Thermal Methods Group, Linkam takes the technology to the 43rd Annual NATAS Conference. This year, it is being held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and runs from Monday August 10th through until Thursday August 13th.

TASC, or Thermal Analysis by Structural Characterisation, enables highly localised analysis of clearly identified sample features on the micro scale as well as measurements over much larger areas. In this way, it provides a unique tool for studying heterogeneity in materials. Using proprietary software from Cyversa, UK, image analysis produces curves that are complimentary to DSC and enable the characterisation of melting, softening and even dissolution behaviour by tracking features observed on the surface of the sample as it is heated or cooled.

At this year's conference, TASC inventor, Professor Mike Reading, will present three papers. These will describe the technique (in the localised TA session); show a pharmaceutics case study on thermal dissolution; and illustrate future thermomechanical & dynamic mechanical techniques which also apply TASC techniques. Professor Reading is a NATAS Fellow (2007) and also the recipient of the renowned Mettler Award in Thermal Analysis in 2000.

Visitors to NATAS will be able to see the TASC and DSC VISTA products on the booth of Linkam and McCrone Microscopes, Linkam's preferred partner for North America. To learn more about Linkam and their approach to the development of new techniques based on temperature stages to address multiple applications challenges, please visit www.linkam.co.uk.

About Linkam Scientific Instruments

Linkam develops and manufactures a broad range of temperature controlled stages from high to cryo temperatures for both OEM and end users. These are used in conjunction with light microscopes and a wide range of analytical techniques including Raman, FTIR, WAX/SAX and other X-ray techniques to visualise and characterise the properties of materials. Linkam stages are found in thousands of laboratories worldwide with the most successful microscope heating stage, the THMS600, selling over 5,000 units alone. Linkam is the market leader in temperature controlled microscopy.

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