Temperature and environmental control from < -195°C to 420°C



The LTS420 hotstage has been optimised for isothermal analysis of larger samples
where high speed heating and cooling and excellent thermal stability are required.

The LTS420 is an easy to use and very versatile heating and freezing stage. The stage
consists of a large area temperature controlled element with a sensor embedded
close to the surface for accurate temperature measurements in the range of
< -195°C to 420°C (when used with LNP96 cooling pump).

The sample is easily mounted on a standard microscope slide in direct contact with
the heating element 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.
A humidity compatible version of the stage is also available as are a version with
internal electrical connections and probes.

  • Temperature range < -195°C to 420°C
  • Sample area of 53.5mm x 43mm
  • 15mm XY manipulation as standard
  • Sample holder for standard 76mm x 26mm microscope slides
  • Quick-release gas valves for atmospheric control
  • Swing out lid for easy sample loading
  • Can be used with transmitted or reflected light
  • Mounts directly to microscope table or substage
  • Stage body size 166mm x 90mm x 24mm
  • 100 Ohm platinum sensor
  • Temperature stability <0.1°C
  • Inner lid to increase temperature stability
  • Direct injection of coolant into block
  • Highly conductive metal for improved heat transfer
  • Minimum heating rate 0.01°C/min
  • Maximum heating rate of 50°C/min
  • Objective lens minimum working distance 6.5mm
  • Condenser lens minimum working distance 12.5mm