Microscope includes integrated heating system.

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Integrating compound microscope with infrared gold image furnace hot stage and video recording and display system, Model MS-E1S enables direct observation of melting and recrystallization behavior of materials. Samples can be maintained in any gas environment and pressure or vacuum level, and can be heated up to 1,000°C in 1 min. Images can be recorded in NTSC video format at 100x, 200x, or 400x magnification using CCD camera and VHS or DVD recorder.



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Ulvac Introduces Series of Microscopes with Integrated Heating System for Advanced Materials Evaluation



Methuen, Massachusetts - Ulvac Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of vacuum components, process equipment and instrumentation introduces the MS-E1S microscope. With an integrated furnace hot stage, this microscope enables the direct observation of materials science samples during heating and cooling experiments typically performed in semiconductor and metallurgical investigations. The MS-E1S unit integrates a compound optical microscope with an infrared gold image furnace hot stage and a video recording and display system for the direct observation of the melting and recrystallization behavior of materials. Samples can be maintained in virtually any gas environment and pressure or vacuum levels, and can be brought to high temperatures (1,000°C in one minute) and cooled to room temperature quickly. Images can be recorded in NTSC video format at 100X, 200X or 400X magnification using the CCD camera and VHS or DVD recorder. The system is straightforward in design, is easy to operate and provides a clean and controlled sample environment with highly accurate temperature regulation, which is essential to meet R&D and QA/QC requirements for the study of advanced high temperature materials.

The MS-E1S microscope requires only 1.5kW of electrical power and features an operating temperature range from RT to 1500°C. Samples can be solid, liquid or powder with a choice of air, inert gas and vacuum atmospheres.

Ulvac is a leading supplier of production systems, instrumentation, vacuum pumps and components for the semiconductor, flat panel display, automotive, refrigeration/air conditioning and analytical equipment industries. With sales of over $1.5 billion dollars, Ulvac Inc. employs over 3,500 people worldwide. Ulvac-Riko, Inc. a member of the Ulvac Group of companies develops and manufactures a broad range of thermal analyzers and thermophysical properties measurement systems for materials characterization. Ulvac Technologies of Methuen, Massachusetts is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ulvac Inc. of Chigasaki, Japan.

For further information, contact: Evan Sohm, at ULVAC Technologies, Inc., 401 Griffin Brook Drive, Methuen, MA 01844, tel: 978-686-7550, fax: 978-689-6300, email: evan_sohm@ulvac.com, web: www.ulvac.com.

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