“Innovative, Versatile High-Resolution, High-Throughput Surface Characterization Analyzer.”

Thats what Micromeritics say about their novel high performance instrument, the 3Flex – and its not an exaggeration!


3Flex_logo-500_5    zeolite 13x isotherm on 3500

What makes it powerful is the internal design with standard metal/metal seals with optional high vacuum transducers.

What makes it flexible is the modular approach to using the 3 sample ports.

Each analysis port is upgrade-able from mesopore to micropore with the option of designating one station for chemisorption analyses.

All analysis stations can be configured for krypton analysis of low surface area materials. Vapor sorption capability is standard.

When suitably equipped Isotherm data collection begins in the 10-6 torr range (10-9 relative pressure range for N2) which is where micropores start to fill.

The 3Flex is ideally suited for the characterization of MOFs, zeolites, activated carbons, adsorbents, and a wide variety of porous and non-porous materials.

To see what the design features do for you, click here and move to the next page (below).



Product Technology
3Flex web page PDF presentation of 3flex technology (link)
Sample prep 3Flex launch video at Pittcon 2013
Smart Vac Prep 3Flex as part of shale gas evaluations brochure
3Flex chemi system web page Automatic pressure point selection
MicroActive software for data




3Flex Major Design Features Design Benefit Discussion
Features and benefits of the Micromeritics 3Flex
316 SS fittings, pneumatically actuated, hard-seal valves Provides virtually leak-free gas management and lowest outgassing rate in the industry. Fast changeover from vapor to gas analysis Improving gas management control provides increased accuracy and superior sensitivity, extending the range of critical micropore analyses
A single instrument with three configurable analysis ports for high throughput mesopore,  micropore and chemisorption analyses Eliminates the need for multiple instruments to meet your research needs and work flow requirements Superior return on investment – a single instrument, fully configurable with the flexibility to extend or expand capabilities in the future
Stainless steel gas inlets, manifold, valving, and gaskets Highly clean and chemically resistive surfaces provide a non-contaminating analytical environment Eliminates interference from contaminates and outgassing associated with elastomer seals and O-rings. Highly resistive surfaces permit greater flexibility in choice of adsorptive gasses or vapors
Continuous monitoring of critical system component performance Unique dashboard view advises user of all critical system components’ performance during analysis for secured results Increase the confidence in your results by confirming critical systems components performance during a run
Extended applications and convenience through optional accessories Optional accessories include:
• Heated Vapor Option
• Research-grade cryostat (20K)
• Chiller-dewar with recirculating bath
• Mass Spectrometer
Extend the analytical range of add efficiency with the convenience ofconsistent temperature control without the use of a cryogen