• Versatile stage with closed design for long duration experiments without liquid nitrogen

  • -40°C to 120°C with thermoelectric heating and cooling

  • Large chamber to fit standard 25 mm × 75 mm microscope slides and liquid crystal cell holders

  • Easy side-loading

  • Optional  XY sample positioning

  • Optional spacers to allow increased sample height


Instec’s TS102/TS102XY is a thermoelectric (Peltier) based stage that can provide cooling to -40°C without using liquid nitrogen or a recirculating chiller. This simplifies the system set up, reduces operating costs, and makes it a convenient choice for performing long duration experiments at low temperatures. The TS102/TS102XY features convenient side loading of samples and accommodates standard 25mm x 75 mm microscope slides as well as Instec liquid crystal cell holders.

The TS102/TS102XY is a perfect choice for researchers needing both heating and cooling over a moderate temperature range.

Thermal Features

Temperature  Control

mK2000  with programmable precision switching PID method

Thermal  Block

Black  anodized aluminum

Temperature  Minimum

-30C with  optional chiller

-40C  optional

Temperature  Maximum


Temperature Sensor

100 Ω  Platinum RTD

Maximum Heating  Rate

+30°C per minute  at 37°C

Maximum  Cooling Rate

-15°C per minute  at 37°C

Minimum  Heating and Cooling Rate

±0.01°C per minute

Temperature  Resolution


Temperature  Stability


Power supply

Universal  power input


Windows  software to record and export temperature-time data

Optical Features

Optical  access

Reflection  and transmission capability

Optical  windows

Removable  and exchangeable windows permit full-spectrum transparency

Minimum  Objective Working Distance

5.6 mm

Minimum  Condenser Working Distance

10.7 mm

Top  Window

27 mm  diameter

Top  Viewing Angle

±62.1°  from normal

Transmission  Aperture

5 mm  diameter

Bottom  Window

11 mm  diameter

Bottom  Viewing Angle

±24.8°  from normal

Window  Defrost

Integrated  external window defrost

Structural Features

Sample  Area

38 mm × 52 mm

Chamber  Height

2.5 mm  with removable inner cover

1.5 mm  and 3.0 mm height spacer options

Sample  Positioning

10 mm  fine travel with Vernier XY dials for remote manipulation in sealed chambers

Frame  Cooling

Integrated  frame cooling via hose barb ports with optional chiller system


Horizontal  and vertical mounting capability

Frame  Dimensions

155 mm ×  98 mm × 23.5 mm


800 g

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