Temperature and environmental control from < -195°C to 600°C with XY sample manipulators



The THMS600 is one of the most widely used heating and freezing microscope stages
available and is used in a range of applications where high heating/freezing rates and
0.01°C accuracy and stability are required. The THMS600 has a temperature range of
< -195°C to 600°C.

Samples are quickly characterised by heating to within a few degrees of the required
temperature at a rate of up to 150°C/min with minimal overshoot, then slowed down
to a few tenths of a degree per minute to closely examine sample changes. The entire
experiment can also be exported to a spreadsheet application.

Several versions of this versatile stage have been developed for a range of applications
including pressure, vacuum and electrical sample measurement. Sample holders to
mount the stage vertically in IR or X-ray spectrometers are also available.

  • Temperature range < -195°C to 600°C (cooling option required)
  • Up to 150°C/min heating, 100°C/min cooling (using LNP96 cooling pump)
  • Temperature stability <0.1°C
  • 16 mm XY sample manipulation
  • Sample area 22 mm diameter
  • Quick-release gas valves for atmospheric control
  • 100ohm platinum resistor sensor. 1/10th Din Class B to 0.1°C
  • Light aperture – 2.0mm Ø
  • Silver heating block for high thermal conductivity
  • Direct injection of the coolant into the silver block
  • Single ultra thin lid window – 0.5mm
  • Objective lens working distance 4.8mm
  • Condenser lens minimum working distance 12.5mm
  • Range of condenser extension lenses available
  • Can be used with all microscope techniques
  • The stage body can be cooled with a water cooling pump for high temperature
    work (>300°C)
  • Suitable for confocal, Laser Raman and X-ray
  • Sample side loading without removing the stage lid

Vertical Sample Holders

If you need to use your system vertically, we can supply you with a vertical
sample holder which holds your sample windows in place.

Electrical Connections

Electrical connectors can be added to the THMS600 stage to enable electrical
sample measurements. This must be specified when the system is purchased.


It is possible to make electrical measurements on your sample using probes
with the HFS600E-P stage – which is based on the design of the THMS600 and
has similar specifications.