Instec HCS302 offers a temperature controlled environment that is an ideal choice for optical thermal microscopy and other applications requiring optical access to the sample. Top and bottom dual pane windows on the HCS302 stage are removable and exchangeable to meet a range of spectroscopic needs. The stage can be mounted vertically, allowing horizontal beam access to the sample chamber. The HCS302 is large enough to accommodate a variety of samples, including electro-optic devices and standard 25 mm x 75 mm microscope slides. An inner thermal cover is also included for work requiring ultra-high temperature stability and uniformity.
The HCS302 offers exceptional versatility at an excellent price!
Programmable precision temperature from -190°C to 400°C
Swing cover for easy sample access
Removable and exchangeable dual pane windows
Integrated aperture window defrost system
Available spacers for variable sample chamber height
Gas purge sample chamber
Inner cover for improved sample temperature uniformity
Easy side sample loading
Accommodates standard microscope slides
Vertical and horizontal mounting points
Optional microscope stage mounting adapters available
Optional precision X-Y micropositioner for in situ sample positioning (pictured)
*Sample area and sample viewing aperture specifications given without inner cover in place. Working distances will be greater if optional spacers are used. 5, 8 or 10 mm aperture for transmitted light available by request.
Installation of frame skirt is required for stage operation below -60°C so that water condensation does not collect inside the sample chamber. When the skirt is in place, side loading of sample and XY positioning are not possible.