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TS102 Thermal Stage
Instec’s TS102 is our thermoelectric (Peltier) based stage that can provide 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 TS102 features convenient side loading of samples and accommodates standard microscope slides as well as Instec liquid crystal cell holders.
The TS102 is a perfect choice for researchers needing both heating and cooling over a moderate temperature range.
• Programmable precision temperature from -30°C to 120°C
• Peltier-based thermal stage
• Controlled fast heating and cooling rate
• Removable and exchangeable windows
• Integrated aperture window defrost system
• Gas purge sample chamber
• Inner cover for improved sample temperature uniformity
• Vertical and horizontal mounting
• Optional precision X-Y micropositioner for in situ sample positioning
Technical Specifications
Temperature Range -30°C to 120°
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 ±0.5°C per hour
Maximum Heating Rate +50°C per minute at 37°C
Maximum Cooling Rate -20°C per minute at 37°C
Temperature Control Method Switching PID
Temperature Control Sensor 100 Ω Platinum RTD
Minimum Objective Working Distance 5.8 mm 
Minimum Condenser Working Distance 10.8 mm 
Sample Area 38 mm x 57 mm
Chamber Height 2.5 mm
Sample Viewing Aperture 5 mm for transmitted light; 16 mm for reflected light
X-Y Micropositioner (optional) 10 µm resolution
*Sample area, chamber height and sample viewing aperture specifications given with inner cover in place. 5 or 8 mm aperture for transmitted light available by request.
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