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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, and chemisorption 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.

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 (P0) 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 (P0) 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.

Interactive Data Reduction Software:

Micromeritics’ innovative MicroActiv 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.

MicroActive for ASAP 2020 Plus Chemisorption:

MicroActive provides you with direct access and manipulation of chemical adsorption isotherm data. Unified Analysis Conditions for physical and chemical analyses allows you to rapidly develop new methods with a common interface. Reported Data Include:

  • Active Metal Surface Area
  • Average Crystallite Size
  • Irreversible and Reversible Sorption
  • Monolayer Capacity
  • Active Metal Dispersion

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

MicroActive reports for ASAP 2020 Plus Physisorption:

  • 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

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

Data 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.

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.

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