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ASAP 2020 Plus
Accelerated Surface Area and Porosimetry System

Sophisted Design, Intuitive Operation, Research-Grade Results

The Micromeritics ASAP 2020 Plus integrates a variety of automated gas sorption techniques into a single, but powerful, table-top instrument. The system is designed to provide high-quality surface area, porosity, chemisorption and physisorption isotherm data to materials analysis laboratories with ever-expanding analytical requirements. The ASAP 2020 Plus provides maximum versatility over a remarkable range of applications to meet your specific needs.

With more installed instruments in more countries for more users, the ASAP family of products have proven to be the instruments of choice worldwide when researchers require precise, high-quality gas adsorption data.


ASAP 2020 Plus
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Features

Advanced Capabilities through Optional Configurations

 
The ASAP 2020 Plus can be configured to your specific needs with the option of upgrading at a later date as your analytical requirements change, maximizing the utility of this instrument and your investment.

Choose from low surface area, to heated vapor, to micropore capability. Add a cryostat, an external detector, or configure the unit for enhanced chemical resistance when working with aggressive vapors. The ASAP 2020 Plus permits one instrument to accommodate almost any surface characterization need in your lab.

Unique and Innovative Isothermal Jacket Cold Zone Control

Isothermal jackets are guaranteed for the life of the instrument and ensure a constant thermal profile along the full length of both the sample and saturation pressure (P°) tubes.

Design Versatility

  • Two independent vacuum systems permit simultaneous preparation of two samples while analyzing another. This maximizes your personnel productivity and your return on time invested

  • Continuous saturation pressure (P°) monitoring and unique Isothermal Jacket Cold Zone Control provide a stable thermal environment for both saturation pressure and adsorption. Spend time on results instead of controlling temperature variations

  • The ASAP 2020 Plus is configurable with many optional accessories to meet your specific analytical requirements

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Shown with optional Cold-Trap

ASAP 2020 PLUS PHYSISORPTION
Research grade results in a customer-configurable instrument to meet a wide variety of applications for mesopore, micropore, and low surface area applications

  • Programmable two-station degas system
    for automated SOP sample preparation

  • A dedicated P° sensor allows for a faster analysis and provides P° values at the same conditions as the adsorption measurement

  • Six analysis gas inlets with dedicated
    vapor and helium free-space ports provide
    greater flexibility and automated selection
    of pretreatment, backfill, and analysis gases

  • Proven Isothermal Jacket Cold Zone
    Control provides accurate, reproducible temperature maintenance

  • Long duration and refillable dewar provides virtually unlimited time-of-analysis capability

  • Standard, independent dual vacuum systems (one for analysis, one for sample pretreatment). Also available is an optional, oil-free system

  • Proprietary transducer system provides unequalled stability, fast response, and low hysteresis for improved accuracy and signal to noise improvement

  • Coated monolithic, temperature-controlled, stainless-steel manifold provides non-contaminating, inert surface areas

 

 

MicroActive for ASAP 2020 Plus
Interactive Data Reduction Software

Micromeritics’ innovative MicroActive software allows you to interactively evaluate isotherm data. You can easily include or exclude data, fitting  the desired range of experimentally acquired data points using interactive, movable calculation bars. The isotherm can be viewed real-time on either a linear or logarithmic scale, available to you under each calculation model

Physisorption Reports

  • Isotherm
  • BET Surface Area
  • Langmuir Surface Area
  • t-Plot
  • Alpha-S Method
  • BJH Adsorption and Desorption
  • Dollimore-Heal Adsorption and Desorption
  • Temkin and Freundlich
  • Horvath-Kawazoe
  • MP-Method
  • DFT Pore Size and Surface Energy
  • Dubinin-Radushkevich
  • Dubinin-Astakhov
  • User Defined Reports


 

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Calculations can be easily generated and adjusted. The selection bars allow for a range of data points to be quickly and easily selected.

Reduction Features

  • Interaction with adsorption data is direct. By simply moving the calculation bars, the user is immediately updated with new textual properties.

  • One-click access to important parameters

  • Interactive data manipulation minimizes the use of dialog boxes and tunneling of dialogs to specify calculation parameters

  • Improved ability to overlay files (up to 25) including mercury intrusion data with a file add-and-subtract feature and data from competitive instruments
  • User-selectable data ranges through the graphic interface allow direct modeling for BET, t-Plot, Langmuir, DFT interpretation,
    and much more. The MicroActive suite provides an extensive selection of NLDFT models for calculating pore size distributions

  • Report Options editor allows the user to define reports with on-screen previews. Each report has the ability to possess one summary, tabular, and graphical information pane

  • Powerful Python programming language allows you to develop extensions to the standard report available within the ASAP 2020 Plus MicroActive application


 

 

Optional Cryostat
A single-stage cryogenic refrigerator that operates on the Gifford-McMahon refrigeration cycle. It uses helium gas from a helium compressor(s) to offer a wide range of analytical temperatures with milli Kelvin levels of stability

- Sub-Ambient Temperature Controllers

Typical ASAP 2020 Applications |  Technique Overview | Ap Notes, Bibliography of Papers  | USP |  ASTM 

 

Partnership and Support Network

  • Expertise in application assistance is only a phone call away. Every Micromeritics instrument is backed by a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of experts

  • Responsive worldwide service and technical support provides the needed security and peace of mind for you, our customers, ensuring that your sample and product development pathways continue to progress

  • Referenced in an extensive number of peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals, your ASAP 2020 will link you to a large and growing community of users 

 


Specifications

Pressure Measurement:
0 to 950 mmHg
Resolution: Up to 1 x 10-7 torr
(0.1 mmHg transducer)
Accuracy: > 0.15% of reading
Degas System: Ambient to
450 °C, 1 °C increments
System Capacity:
1 analysis, 2 degas ports
Cryogen System: 3 L, > 72 hr. dewar,
unlimited time with refilling during analysis
Stable Cold Zone Temperature
Environment:
Isothermal
jacket for cold space control
Continuous P° monitoring