Solartron Analytical, specialists in the design of precision impedance test equipment, has joined forces with high temperature Furnace specialists Carbolite, and sample holder specialists NorECS to produce a range of advanced high temperature materials characterization test systems.
The flexible solution for materials characterization...
The system uses a split tube furnace design together with a lab jack that allows easy sample access and positioning. The sample is positioned in a purpose designed sample holder between platinum electrodes that allow testing at very high temperature. Gases may also be applied to either side of the sample for solid oxide applications.
Development of solid state, solid oxide, superionic, electro-ceramic materials
Energy applications include SOFC fuel cell and solid state battery
Aerospace/automotive applications – high temperature insulators, brakes, turbine blades
High Performance Temperature Control:
The 129620A furnace with 129621A/B/C sample holders combine to produce a high performance temperature control system with comprehensive test facilities:
Operating range room temperature to 1200ºC using a precise Eurotherm 2000 series temperature controller.
Various sample holder configurations are available depending on material requirements – 2 terminal/4 terminal/van der Pauw
Dual gas supply is available for SOFC type applications
Various sample types can be accommodated, disk, bar etc.
Complete Materials Test Systems:
The 129620A high temperature furnace with 129621A/B/C sample holder options may be used together with various Solartron materials test systems to run I-V, Pulse, C-V, Impedance, Mott-Schottky and a wide range of other materials test techniques, fully integrated with temperature control.
PC software provides fully integrated electrical measurements with temperature control.
High and low impedance materials can be analyzed depending on the choice of instrumentation and sample holder configuration
Sample vs. reference and normalization techniques are provided for improved measurement accuracy.
Wide frequency range from µHz to > MHz
Wide impedance range to > Tohms
129620A High Temperature Furnace Specification
High Temperature Furnace: Customized Carbolite VST12/300
Furnace type: Vertical, hinged, split tube furnace for easy access to sample holder
Temperature range: Room temperature to 1200°C (Contact us for other temperature ranges)
Temperature stability: Stability: < 1°C
Temperature resolution: 0.1°C
Heating elements: Spiral wire coils embedded in vacuum formed ceramic fibre half cylinders
Heating elements embedded in ceramic fibre forms part of insulation together with fibre board and blanket.
Outer case stainless steel with mesh cover for maximum operator safety
Heated length: 300 mm
Furnace is positioned 550, 650 or 750 mm (from base to middle of heated zone) using a desk top stand.
ProboStat sample holder height is adjustable (80 mm) using 'Lab-Jack'
Control thermocouple: Selectable between internal furnace and ProboStat thermocouple
Main Controller: Eurotherm 2416CG connected to PC via ModBus RS232 interface
Overtemperature detection/shutdown: Internal furnace mineral insulated Type N thermocouple hard-wired to over-temperature safeguard controlled by a Eurotherm 2132 temperature controller
129621A/B/C Sample Holder Specifications:
High Temperature Sample Holder: NorECS ProboStat™ base unit brass (-A/B/C) or stainless steel (-SA/SB/SC)
Hot zone parts:
Spring-loaded sample support tubes, alumina;
as supply tubes, alumina / silica;
Electrode connects, Pt and alumina
Thermocouples, S type
129621A - disk only (normal)
129621B - disk & bar (extensive)
129621C - disk only (easy load)
Sample disk size:
20 mm sample diameter recommended (10-24 mm diameter upon request)
Max diameter 15 mm for ‘129621C’
Max. size bar sample: 25-50 mm long
Temperature range: Room Temperature to 1200°C depending on range of furnace
Temperature accuracy: Typically 1°C, depending on thermocouple life, calibration, and user expertise
Please feel free to contact for detailed specifications, accessories, software and options.