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MCR 302 Rheometer

Description and Applications

The MCR 302 rheometer from Anton Paar allows for a wide variety of rheological tests in rotational and oscillatory mode. It measures shear stress, shear modulus, and viscosity of biomaterials in small volumes, under a variety of chemical conditions and temperature requirements. The MCR 302 is equipped with the Toolmaster™ recognition system for automatic detection of measuring systems; T-Ready™, which sets the temperature of the lower plate and guarantees that the set temperature is met prior to sample testing; and TruGap™, which enables changes in the gap during measurement to account for thermal expansion of the sample and the cone. The Peltier temperature control (-20° to 200° C) enables temperature-dependent measurements at maximum sensitivity.

At ANTEC, the MCR 302 is used to study shear-dependent properties of precious biomaterials, gels, polymer solutions, and nanoparticle dispersions designed to be introduced into living organisms, in order to simulate in vivo conditions.


Available Measuring Systems

This table contains information about the MCR 302 Rheometer and its measuring systems.
Measuring System Size and Applications
Measuring Plate PP08 Diameter 8 mm; for measuring stiff gels
Measuring Plate PP25/TG Diameter 25 mm, with TruGap™; for measuring highly viscous materials like gels and pastes
Measuring Cone CP25-2/TG Diameter 25 mm, cone angle 2°, with TruGap™; for testing fluids and low-viscosity materials
Measuring Cone CP50-1/TG Diameter 50 mm, cone angle 1°, with TruGap™; for testing solutions
Cover / Solvent Trap 56 mm solvent trap to prevent evaporation; for testing samples over long periods

Acknowledging ANTEC

Please acknowledge the use of ANTEC equipment when data obtained in our core is published, used for proposal or grant submissions, or included in your presentations. Acknowledgement helps demonstrate ANTEC’s value to the Northwestern University Research community and contributes to our efforts to secure funding for new instruments and services. See sample text.