TCi Accessories

Modified Transient Plane Source (MTPS) Sensor

Suitable for testing solids, liquids, powders, and pastes. The MTPS sensor offers "Plug & Play" thermal conductivity characterization.


  • Sealed against dust and liquids by a RTV silicone sealant between housing and sensor chip
  • Housing is made of stainless steel
  • Chip surface is made of alumina (96% aluminum oxide) with a thin sealing glass layer

Environmental – Operating

Operating temperature range for sensor head: -50°C to +200°C (with option to extend to 500°C)

Note:  Sensor does NOT heat sample beyond a couple of degrees.

Relative humidity: up to 95% non-condensing

External: vacuum to 6 Atm (90 PSIG)


  • Sensor is factory calibrated and provided in "Plug & Play" format.
  • Calibration data is stored on sensor's ID chip in sensor connector.
  • Calibration data is verified prior to sensor operation with standard reference materials.
  • Sensors are interchangeable and field replaceable.