MC Matters – Material Characterization

New Applications for the HAAKE RheoScope Module

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Need to investigate the effects of high-shear rates on your materials? Many inks and paints undergo structural changes during high speed coating processes that can be studied using rheometry. By using a stroboscopic light source (optional) with a rheometer, the shear rate range is extended by a factor of 20, improving the quality of the microscopic images at lower shear rates.

Learn more about the use of the stroboscopic light source here.

You want to use optical filters in the Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ RheoScope™ optical path? The new optional filter holder enables the use of any standard 12.5 mm metric thread filter for your special application.

Configure Your HAAKE Rheonaut Setup

The patented Thermo Scientific™ Rheonaut™ module, designed for the Thermo Scientific™ HAAKE™ MARS™ Rheonaut platform, helps you understand rheological properties on a microscopic level by measuring IR spectra and rheological data simultaneously. To set up your Rheonaut configuration, choose between a:

  • Peltier and an electrical temperature control unit
  • DTGS detector for standard measurements or a more sensitive MCT detector for higher spectra acquisition rates

In addition, a polarizer and a special UV curing tool are available.

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