The ceramic tube heater completely encases the sample in a uniform temperature controlled environment enabling high accuracy control right up to 1400°C within a gas sealed chamber. Samples are mounted on a sapphire sample slide that can be moved in 6mm in XY directions to explore your sample.
Fluid inclusion geologists and material scientists interested in high speed quench cooling can add a special manipulator that enables rapid transfer from the heater to a much colder platform resulting in ultra fast cooling rates of up to 240°C per second.
The sample temperature is accurately controlled by the T96 controller which enables the stage to heat samples at an incredible 200°C/min.
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