TS1400XY Features

The TS1400 XY has been designed specifically for geologists and metallurgists. The TS1400 XY stage offers a high-speed quench cooling feature to enable the user to quickly transfer the sample to a cold quenching post. Cooling rates of up to 240°C per second can be achieved. The ceramic heater surrounds the sample keeping the heat localised to the sample.

The stage is controlled by Linkam’s temperature controller and provides a temperature range from ambient to 1400°C within a gas tight body and can heat samples at a rate of up to 200°C/min. The sample is mounted onto a sapphire sample slide and can be manipulated within the ceramic heater by 6mm in the X and Y axis.

A publication by Rosario Esposito* and his colleagues at Virigina Tech has demonstrated how this instrument can be used to investigate the behaviour of melt inclusions up to 1360°C


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*Esposito, R., Klebesz. R., Bartoli. O., Klyukin, Y.I., Moncada D. & Doherty A. L., Bodnar, R.J. (accepted). . Central European Journal of Geosciences, ECROFI XXI Special Vol. DOI: 10.2478/s13533-011-0054-y