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Hot and Cold Plates

To differentiate hot and cold plates from hot and cold stages and hot and cold chucks, a user would look at the below major differences in features:

 
Hot/Cold Stages
Hot/Cold Chucks
Hot/Cold Plates
Viewing Aperture for Transmitted Light
Yes
No
No
Built-in Vacuum Channels for Sample Hold-Down
No
Yes
No

Without viewing hole and vacuum grooves built in the sample area of the hot and cold plate, a hot and cold plate offers better temperature uniformity, compared with a hot and cold stage and a hot and cold chuck.

Standard sizes of Instec hot and cold plates range from 20mm to 300mm (custom sizes are available upon request). Temperature ranges for standard models are from -190ºC to 600ºC, with higher temperature limits available for custom thermal platforms. Instec thermal plates provide ultra temperature uniformity and stability. Instec also offers gas tight covers for defrosting or gas purging.

Instec's basic thermal plate systems consist of a thermal platform, a standalone temperature controller, and WinTemp - a Windows based software.

Model
Temperature Range1
Sample Area
Vacuum2
Peltier Cooling3
AFM4
-120°C to 200°C
101 mm x 101 mm
V
-
A
-120°C to 310°C
101 mm x 101 mm
V
-
A
-120°C to 400°C
101 mm x 101 mm
V
-
A
-100°C to 200°C
152 mm x 152 mm
V
-
A
-100°C to 310°C
152 mm x 152 mm
V
-
A
-100°C to 400°C
152 mm x 152 mm
V
-
A
-80°C to 200°C
203 mm x 203 mm
V
-
A
-80°C to 310°C
203 mm x 203 mm
V
-
A
-80°C to 400°C
203 mm x 203 mm
V
-
A
-60°C to 200°C
304 mm x 304 mm
V
-
A
-60°C to 310°C
304 mm x 304 mm
V
-
A
-60°C to 400°C
304 mm x 304 mm
V
-
A
-190°C to 310°C
48 mm x 60 mm
V
-
A
-190°C to 600°C
35 mm x 35 mm
V/G
-
-
Ambient to 200°C
38 mm x 38 mm
-
-
-40°C to 90°C
33 mm x 91 mm
V/G
-
-30°C to 90°C
101 mm x 101 mm
-
-

  Some models offer optional wider temperature range. Please contact Instec with your requirement or refer to the detailed technical specification of the model.
"V" indicates vacuum option is available; "G" indicates the hot plate model has option for closed sample chamber.
3   Peltier Cooling: Thermal Plate model uses Peltier for cooling and does not require additional sample cooling accessory (e.g. LN2-SYS Liquid Nitrogen Cooling Accessory, WP115C/WP230C Water Cooling Accessory) for below ambient operations.
  Atomic Force Microscopy. Besides our standard AHP202, thermal plate models marked with an "A" can be customized for AFM. Contact Instec for more information.

- Information on Temperature Controllers and Cooling Accessories

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