Temperature and environmental control from ambient to 1500°C



With a temperature range from ambient to 1500°C, the TS1500 stage is ideally suited
to the study of ceramics, metallurgy, materials, geology and high temperature polymers
at both high and low heating and cooling rates.

The sample is placed inside the ceramic sample cup (2.5mm or 6mm deep sample cups
are available) so that the sample can be heated from underneath as well as from the
sides. The T96 controller enables the stage to heat samples at an impressive 200°C/min.

The TS1500 can be ordered with vacuum connectors, allowing vacuum conditions to
be created within the stage. Electrical connections can also be added to the TS1500
to enable measurement of electrical properties during heating experiments.

  • Temperature Range: ambient to 1500°C
  • Heating rates from 1 to 200°C/min
  • Temperature stability 1°C
  • Type S Pt-10% Rh/Pt thermocouple
  • Sample cup sizes: 7mm diameter x 3mm deep, 7mm diameter x 6mm deep
  • Objective lens minimum working distance: 6.1mm (9mm for the 7x6mm cup)
  • Condenser minimum working distance: 14.8mm (12.1mm for the 7x6mm cup)
  • Light aperture: 1.7mm for accurate sample temperature
  • Suitable for transmitted and reflected light
  • Quick-release gas connectors for atmospheric control
  • Clamps directly to microscope substage
  • Water cooling connections for stage lid and body
  • Low mass for fast response in both heating and cooling
  • Stage body size: l = 104mm, w = 95mm, height at optical centre: 21mm,
    max. height at lid water outlet 40.8mm
  • Stage weight: 0.5Kg