Linkam’s TST350 allows you to test the tensile properties of your sample relative to temperature, and capture high resolution images of structural changes.
The TST350 is built with two precision stainless steel lead screws to maintain uniform vertical and horizontal alignment. Sample jaws move in opposite directions to maintain sample in both reflected or transmitted microscope fields of view. This also means that other transmitted techniques such as X-ray, needed for internal observation of sample structure, can be used.
As is expected of Linkam equipment, temperature control and accuracy is second to none, with a range from < -195°C to 350°C with 0.1°C control and up to 60°C/min rates, there is virtually no temperature feedback to the measurement of force. The sample chamber is gas sealed and can be controlled with various gases via the valves built onto the sides of the stage, or can be combined with our RH95 Humidity Generator to test samples under different humidity levels.
For X-ray applications, a special vacuum sealed version with standard vacuum fittings and feed through connectors for the X-ray instrument cabinet is available. Contact us for further details.