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
|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|
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