The LTS420 stage is a versatile heating and freezing device optimised for isothermal analysis of larger samples, where high speed
heating and cooling are required alongside outstanding thermal stability. It features a 53.5mm x 43mm silver block with a platinum
resistor sensor embedded close to the surface for accurate temperature measurements.
Samples can be quickly and precisely characterised as a function of temperature or other environmental parameters, with the
swing-out lid allowing easy access and fast sample changing. The sample can be easily mounted on a standard microscope slide
which is firmly held in contact with the heating block, and can be manipulated 15mm in both X and Y directions. The sample
chamber is gas tight and has valves to allow atmospheric composition control.
The LTS420 is one of Linkam’s most popular stages and can be customised to your needs, such as the addition of probes for
electrical sample measurements, gas purging, or humidity control.
A system requires both the LTS420 stage and a T96-S temperature controller, which is available with either LINK software for
computer control, or a LinkPad touch screen for stand-alone control. For cooling below ambient temperatures, an optional LNP96-S
liquid nitrogen pump is also available.
LARGE SILVER HEATING BLOCK
Provides excellent temperature uniformity whilstenabling high heating and cooling rates (0.01°C to 50°C/min) with rapid response times, ideal for
state transition experiments. Water-cooled stage body for work above 300°C.
SWING-OUT LID AND XY MANIPULATORS
The swing mechanism of the lid allows greater access and easier loading of samples. Sample position can be controlled over 15mm of travel in
X and Y directions via the precision manipulators.
QUICK-RELEASE GAS PORTS
Simple stage purging to allow atmospheric composition control.
HIGH DEGREE OF ACCURACY AND STABILITY
The embedded high quality Pt100 platinum sensor guarantees high accuracy and stability throughout
the temperature range.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND PROBES
Optional electrical connections and probes enable electrical measurements to be carried out on the sample.
The LTS420-H version of the stage can be used with the RH95 Humidity Controller, allowing control between 5%-90% RH at temperatures from
ambient to 85°C (RH range dependent on temperature).
Please contact us with details of your requirements.