CSS450 Optical Rheology System Specifications

  • Temperature range ambient to 450°C (-50 to 450°C on Cryo CSS450)

  • Computer control using LINK

  • Sample area 30mm Ø

  • Gap setting between 5 and 2500 µm, 1 µm increments

  • Four modes of operation: oscillatory, step, steady & relax

  • 100 Ohm platinum resistor

  • Removable lid for easy sample loading & cleaning

  • Fixes to most microscopes using stage clamps

  • Temperature rates of between 0.01°C to 30°C/min

  • Silver heating blocks for high thermal conductivity

  • Observation diameter 7.5mm Ø, viewing area 2.8mm Ø

  • Sample mounted on quartz window

  • Temperature stability +/-0.2°C

  • Designed for use with the LINK image capture system

  • Velocity, amplitude & frequency can be set before run

  • Data can be saved to spreadsheet

  • Changeable speed of gap setting of 1 to 300um/s

  • Suitable for phase contrast, transmitted and polarized light

  • Objective lens minimum working distance 7.4mm

  • Condenser lens minimum working distance 15mm

If you are using transmitted light please go to the CONDENSER EXTENSION LENS section for condenser info.