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Linkam to Present Market-Leading Stages at AMS 2023

Linkam will be presenting its market-leading temperature and environment-controlled microscopy stages

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The unique microscope-mounted design of Linkam’s differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) stages provides high-resolution image and time-lapse recording, and is particularly suited to pharmaceutical applications.

by Linkam Scientific Instruments
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Linkam Scientific Instruments will showcase its range of market-leading temperature and environmental control microscopy stages—the DSC450, THMS600, and MFS—at this year’s Advanced Materials Show (AMS) in Columbus, Ohio.

The unique microscope-mounted design of Linkam’s differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) stages provides high-resolution image and time-lapse recording, and is particularly suited to pharmaceutical applications. DSC is used to measure temperature and heat flow associated with thermal transitions in materials and Linkam’s optical DSC450 has been optimized to measure sample transition temperature and enthalpy change. Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire’s School of Life and Medical Sciences previously utilized the Linkam DSC450 to characterize drug-polymer excipient systems.i The stage allowed the researchers to simplify the experiment and alleviate issues associated with drug-polymer miscibility.

With a temperature range of <-195° C to 600° C, Linkam’s range of THMS stages also offers accurate and stable testing of samples with controlled humidity, pressure, and vacuum environments for use in a wide range of research fields. A study using Linkam’s technology found through microscopic examination that melt inclusions in the Alto da Cabeça pegmatite in North-East Brazil were entrapped with CO2-enriched fluid inclusions,ii paving the way for new insights into carbon capture technology.

The Linkam MFS is designed for the characterization of the mechanical properties of new or upgraded materials, such as carbon fiber and graphene. Its advanced material analysis capabilities make it suited to a range of applications in sectors as diverse as human prosthetics and aircraft. The Linkam MFS gives users the flexibility to easily adapt the change grips, heater type, and force ranges on the stage.

Clara Ko, Sales and Marketing Director at Linkam, outlined Linkam’s enthusiasm for attending the Advanced Materials Show: “We are delighted to be at this year’s AMS. This show represents the latest in high performance materials technology in diverse sectors, and Linkam’s stages are well suited to supporting a wide range of applications to advance the field of materials science. The systems we will be presenting are proficient in analyzing advanced materials, making them highly pertinent to this year’s show. We are looking forward to the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities, with our specialists present to answer any questions users may have.”

[i] ‘Investigating Drug-Polymer Interactions Using Optical DSC’. Linkam Scientific Instruments. https://www.linkam.co.uk/notes-and-articles/investigating-drug-polymer-interactions-using-optical-dsc Accessed: 22 Sept 2023.
[ii] Strmić Palinkaš, S.; Palinkaš, L.; Neubauer, F.; Scholz, R.; Borojević Šoštarić, S.; Bermanec, V. Formation Conditions and 40Ar/39Ar Age of the Gem-Bearing Boqueirão Granitic Pegmatite, Parelhas, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Minerals 2019, 9, 233. https://doi.org/10.3390/min9040233