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Asylum Research Introduces Polymer Heating and Cooling Capabilities for its MFP-3D™ Atomic Force Microscope

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Asylum Research has announced it is introducing a new CoolerHeater accessory designed for polymer and other studies where cooling and heating are required. The CoolerHeater joins Asylum’s growing suite of environmental control products for the MFP-3D AFM platform.

The CoolerHeater uses a Peltier element to both cool samples down to –35°C and heat up to +120°C.  The heating or cooling temperature and heating rate are set using the AFM software and computer-controlled. The CoolerHeater can be sealed for use in air or in a controlled gaseous environment. The heating element is also liquid tight and suitable for liquid drop experiments.

This new product complements the MFP-3D PolyHeater™, a modular heating stage designed specifically for high-temperature studies from ambient to 300°C in a controlled gaseous environment. These heating and cooling accessories are ideal for studying temperature-dependent phenomena like phase transitions and chemical reactions, as well as for investigating the dependence of mechanical, electrical, magnetic and thermal properties of materials on temperature.

Each kit includes a clamp and membrane for sealed operation and is exclusively for use with Asylum’s MFP-3D AFMs. Temperature data can be logged and saved with each acquired AFM image.