Dry Sample Thermal Accessory for the MFP-3D™ AFM
The PolyHeater is a thermal accessory that allows controlled heating of dry samples from ambient to 300°C. The PolyHeater is designed for imaging and measurements in ambient air and is ideal for materials science samples such as polymers, thin films and others.
The PolyHeater heating stage is a metal stage embedded in ceramic and high performance plastic. The heating stage can be used with a standard cantilever holder for heating up to 250°C. For experiments between 250° and 300°C, the Asylum Research PEEK™ cantilever holder is also included. Sample temperature can be maintained to better than 0.2°C precision with accuracy to 0.5°C. Typical temperature overshoots are less than 0.2°C.
The sample stage accepts magnetic AFM mounting discs and has clips and threaded holes for other sample mounting methods. Sample mounts of 12mm in diameter are recommended. Sample thicknesses to 2mm are supported. There are four 1/16" ports which can be used for inert gas purging or electrical connections to the sample. The cell can be fully sealed with a membrane that is included with the kit. Thicker samples of 5-10mm are possible when the cell is not sealed. The maximum coarse sample translation is 10mm.
Environmental Controller – Closed Loop Accuracy
PolyHeater – Model PHEAT
The PolyHeater includes the Heating Stage, PEEK Cantilever Holder, and a variety of accessories for installation and imaging. Requires the Environmental Controller (purchased separately).
Gas flow through
20mm diameter stainless steel sample mount
Four 1/16" diameter access ports
• Closed loop operation
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The PolyHeater sample stage allow easy sample mounting.
The Environmental Controller, with closed loop operation, ensures accuracy and precision.
Schematic of PolyHeater assembly.