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TS102W Thermal Wide Aperture Stage
Instec’s TS102W is a thermoelectric (Peltier) based stage providing cooling to -30°C without using liquid nitrogen or a recirculating chiller. This simplifies the system set up, reduces operating costs, and makes it a convenient choice for performing long duration experiments at low temperatures. The TS102W features a large viewing aperture for transmitted light, and access to incident angles up to 60° for wide angle X-ray and light scattering experiments.
• Programmable precision temperature from -30°C to 90°C
• Peltier-based thermal microscope stage
• Controlled fast heating and cooling rate
• Accommodates up to a 38 mm x 50 mm sample size
• Wide incident angle up to 60°
• Extra large viewing aperture
• Removable and exchangeable windows
• Dual pane windows for better thermal isolation
• Integrated aperture window defrost system
• Variable sample chamber height
• Gas purge sample chamber
• Inner cover for improved sample temperature uniformity
• Easy side sample loading with standard microscope slides
• Vertical and horizontal mounting
• Optional precision X-Y micropositioner for in situ sample positioning (pictured)
Technical Specifications
Temperature Range
-30°C to 90°
Temperature Resolution
0.01°C with mK2000
Temperature Stability
±0.05°C at 37°C with mK2000 (better stability optional)
Minimum Heating and Cooling Rate
±0.1°C per hour
Maximum Heating Rate
+50°C per minute at 37°C
Maximum Cooling Rate
-30°C per minute at 37°C
Temperature Control Method
PID with Linear Variable DC
Temperature Control Sensor
100 Ω Platinum RTD
Minimum Objective Working Distance
 8 mm 
Minimum Condenser Working Distance
8.6 mm 
Sample Area
38 mm x 50 mm
Chamber Height
6.4 mm
Sample Viewing Aperture
10 mm for transmitted light; 38.5 mm for reflected light
X-Y Micropositioner (optional)
10 µm resolution
Weight 990 g
*Sample area, chamber height and sample viewing aperture specifications given without inner cover in place. 20 mm aperture for transmitted light available by request.

- Information on Temperature Controllers

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