RHEOPTICAD: A THERMO-MECHANICAL RHEO-OPTICAL DEVICE
Developed in collaboration between AgroParisTech, INRA and CAD Instruments, RheOptiCAD® is high standard device for imaging complex systems, from liquids to solids, under thermo-mechanical treatments. Uniaxial shear is performed by translation of two parallel plates and temperature is controlled using a Peltier module coupled to a water cooling system.
RheOptiCAD® is adaptable to all optical or confocal inverted microscopes, and presents a simple, fast and reproducible way of sampling, not depending on commercial microscopy glasses.
Large gap range for an easy and adaptable sampling
> Perfect planarity and parallelism of shearing plates
> Suction system for microscopy glasses hold
> Observation based on ZVP principle
> Motion: linear, strain jump or oscillation
> Electric torque measurement for force estimation
> Controlled heating and cooling rate with Peltier system
> Computer controlled through Ethernet plug
> Data recording
Designed for commercial microscopy glass
> Thermo-mechanical characteristics similar to rheological devices
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