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Linkam MDBCS196 Motorized Cryobiology Stage

Linkam MDBCS196 Motorized Cryobiology Stage
    Linkam MDBCS196 Motorized Cryobiology Stage

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    Vendor: Linkam

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  • Linkam MDBCS196 Motorized Cryobiology Stage

    The MDBCS196 has been developed for the specialized field of cryobiology where extremely accurate low temperature and position of the sample as well as cooling rates of up to 5000°C/min are required.

    High speed quench cooling is achieved by high speed motorized movement of the sample from a copper 'warm post' onto a pre-cooled block. It is possible to observe the effect of crystallisation at extremely high cooling rates. This method of high speed cooling is even faster than submersing the sample in liquid nitrogen and has enabled cryobiologists to closely investigate vitrification phenomena.

    The silver block is of a similar construction to the BCS196 but has its cooling pipes at 180° to each other. This reduces the flow of liquid nitrogen needed to cool the block and minimises any vertical movement of the block due to temperature change. For seeding a cold spot has been provided on one of the cooling pipes allowing nucleated freezing to be initiated.

    The included Linksys 32 software enables automatic serpentine scanning of the entire sample allowing the user to save positions of interest. Add the digital video capture module to create a image map of the sample and zoom in to areas of interest.


    • Temperature Range -196°C to 125°C
    • Controlled Heating and cooling rates of 0.01 to 150°C/min
    • Uncontrolled cooling up to 5000°C/min
    • PC control using Linksys 32 software
    • Positional resolution of motors 0.05µm
    • Position repeatability <3µm
    • 150 X,Y cordinates can be stored
    • Simple to fit fine focus attachment- Z axis (dependant on microscope)
    • Max. 15mm motorized X,Y travel
    • Definable sample scan area
    • Sample vibration eliminated over entire range of speeds
    • Designed for use with the Linksys 32 DV software
    • Ventilated bottom window to eliminate condensation
    • Novel low profile lid design for rapid lens change
    • Extremely efficient use of liquid nitrogen
    • Stage body size - 160 x 80 x 24 mm
    • Mounts directly on microscope substage using stage-clamps
    • Objective lens working distance - 0.1mm to 4.9mm
    • Condenser lens minimum working distance 12.7
    • Light aperture - 1.3mm ∅ for accurate sample temperatures
    • Optional lid and cooling jacket for high magnification lenses

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