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Modular system design


Platinum thermocouple for sample temperature measurement type S
Replacement thermocouple type S for sample measurements
For measurements from RT to 1600°C

Product number: 01-500-910

Nickel thermocouple for sample temperature measurement type K
Replacement thermocouple type k for sample measurements
For measurements from -180°C to 700°C

Product number: 01-500-911

Thermocouple for furnace temperature measurement type S
Replacement thermocouple type S for furnace/susceptor measurements
For measurements from RT to 1100°C
Product number: LSR/TC/S/SZ


Reference materials

NIST bismuth telluride reference sample with certificate
Reference sample for measurement of Seebeck coefficient and resistivity
For low temperature measurements (LSR LT)

Product number: LSR/REF/NIST

Konstantan reference sample with certificate
Reference sample for measurement of Seebeck coefficient and resistivity
For measurements at high temperatures (LSR 800 & 1100)
Product number: LSR/REF/KO


General informations

The LSR-1 System permits the characterization of metallic and semiconducting samples according to the well-known Van-der-Pauw (Resistivity) as well as static DC and slope Seebeck Coefficient measurement technique. It measures:

Electrical Resistivity and Seebeck Coefficient.

The compact desktop setup offers fully integrated sample holders for various temperature requirements. Optional low temperature (LN2) attachments and a heated version up to 200°C as well as a vacuum tight measurement chamber in combination with a selection of gas dosing systems ensures that all fields of application can be covered.

The comprehensive Windows based softwareprovides an easy to use user interface, includingwizards for setting up a measurement profile
and an integrated measurement data evaluation.

Measured parameters

• Resistivity / Conductivity (Ohm*cm / S/cm)
• Seebeck Coefficient (µV/K)

Key Features

• Modular system design. Can be upgraded with gas dosing system, illumination and Cryo-option

• Vacuum tight measurement chamber for measurements under defined atmospheres.

• Easy to use and exchangeable sample holders, with integrated primary and secondary heater.

• Integrated state of the art measurement electronics provides most accurate results for challenging samples.

• The unit can be used for simultaneous measurement of both Seebeck Coefficient and Electric Resistance (Resistivity).

• The sample holder uses a special contact mechanism, permitting measurement of high reproducibility.

• V-I plot measurement can be made to judge if the sensor is in good contact with the sample.

• Measurement is controlled by a computer, permitting automatic measurement with selected temperature difference a specified furnace temperature.

• Measured raw data is stored on disc.

• System comes with Constantan Reference incl. tables and certificate

Sample mounting board

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Thermoelectric power generation is a method of direct electric power generation from heat, based on the thermoelectric effect which was discovered by J. T. Seebeck, a German physicist in 1821. In the face of recent global warming, caused by carbon dioxide and depletion of fossil fuels, thermoelectric conversion devices are attracting attention because of its effective utilization of waste heat energies. LINSEIS has developed the LSR-1 system for a reliable, easy and fast characterization of thermoelectric materials at room temperature or in the temperature range from -196°C up to +200°C.



Temperature range:

Basic unit: Room temperature to 200°C (hot side temperature)

Cryo option: -160°C to 200°C (cold side and hot side temp.)

Heating rate:

0.01 up to 100 K/min

Temperature precision:

+/-1.5K + or -0.25°%

Sample size:

L: 8 mm to 25 mm; W: 2 mm to 25 mm; T: thin film to 2 mm
L: 18 mm to 25 mm; W: 18 mm to 25 mm; T: thin film to 2 mm

Measuring Range / Method:

Sample Holder:

Integrated PCB Board with Primary and Secondary Heater

Seebeck coefficient
Static dc method:

Seebeck Coeffecient measurement range: 0 to 2.5 mV/K
Temperature measuring range: +-200°C
Seebeck Voltage measurement: range +-8 mV

Electric Resistivity
Four-terminal method:

10-4 up to 107 (Ωcm)



0.5 nV/K (nV = 10-9 V)

Electric Resistivity:

10 nOhm (nOhm = 10-9 Ohm)




Seebeck coefficient:

+/-6% (Semiconductor*) +/-4% (Metal*)

Electric Resistivity:

+/-9% (Semiconductor*) +/-4% (Metal*)


Seebeck coefficient:


Electric Resistivity:



Inert, reducing, oxidising, vacuum

Low pressure helium gas or N2, recommended

Power requirement:

230V / 110V 50Hz / 60 Hz

Vacuum Pump:



The all new Platinum Software greatly enhances your workflow as the intuitive data handling only requires minimum parameter input.
AutoEval offers a valuable guidance for the user when evaluating standard processes such as glass transitions or melting points. Thermal library product identification tool, provides a database with 600 polymers permitting an automatic identification tool for your tested polymer. Instrument control and/or surveillance through mobile devices gives you control wherever you are.
  • Software packages are compatible with latest Windows operating system
  • Set up menu entries
  • All specific measuring parameters (User, Lab, Sample, Company, etc.)
  • Optional password and user levels
  • Undo and Redo function for all steps
  • Infinite heating, cooling or dwell time segments
  • Multiple language versions such as English, Germany, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, etc. (user selectable)
  • Evaluation software features a number of functions enabling a complete evaluation of all types of data
  • Multiple smoothing models
  • Complete evaluation history (all steps can be undone)
  • Evaluation and data acquisition can be performed simultaneously
  • Data can be corrected using zero and calibration correction
  • Data evaluation includes: Peak separation software Signal correction and smoothing, first and second derivative, curve arithmetic, data peak evaluation, glass point evaluation, slope correction. Zoom / individual segment display, multiple curve overlay, annotation and drawing tools, copy to clip board function, multiple export features for graphic and data export, reference based correction


Seebeck voltage/temperature gradient (blue) measured while sweeping gradient heater power together with the linear regression (orange).
Seebeck coefficient is determined by the slope of the linear regression.

Seebeck coefficient measurement example of constant.