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qpod 3/MPKIT

qpod 3 Multipurpose Kit: temperature-controlled sample compartment with internal temperature controller and lenses for absorbance, fluorescence and other spectroscopies
Product Overview

The new air-cooled qpod 3/MPKIT combines the qpod 3 sample compartment with a full set of lenses and spherical mirrors that may be configured in multiple ways to measure both absorbance and fluorescence. The optical package includes two collimating lenses, two imaging lenses and two spherical mirrors. In the center is a temperature-controlled cuvette tower with optical ports on each of four sides. Slit holders control optical access to the cuvette. Place your sample in a cuvette in the central tower. Each of the four sides of the qpod 3 has a mounting ring for optical components, thermally stable and precisely aligned with the tower. Place optics as needed. A collimating lens will create a collimated light beam of about 5 mm in diameter and pass it through the cuvette or will take a 5 mm collimated beam and focus it onto another fiber. An imaging lens will focus the end of a fiber into the middle of the cuvette or focus a section of the illuminated volume onto another fiber, using a magnification of about one. Spherical mirrors will focus any light emanating from the center of the cuvette back on itself, thus nearly doubling incident, or emitted light. Add light sources, lenses, filters, polarizers, mirrors, spectrographs, and detectors as needed for your experiment. Most applications of the qpod 3 take advantage of fiber optics for transmitting light, but lasers, focused light sources and probes of various kinds may be used. A dry gas purge of the compartment enables easy use at low temperatures down to below -30 °C. The standard qpod 3 readily achieves a high temperature of +110 °C. Operate the qpod 3 on a lab bench or build it into your own full spectroscopy system. For computer control, use program Q-Blue, provided at no charge, or write your own program utilizing simple text commands for control.

Product Features

Sample compartment with four ports for mounting optics
Rapid, precise control Peltier temperature control
lens package for absorbance measurements
lens package for fluorescence measurements
Spherical mirrors to enhance excitation or emitted light
Optical slits for controlling light intensity
Brackets for holding filters or polarizers
Precise stepper-motor-driven magnetic stirring
Dry gas purge for entire optical chamber
Integrated PID temperature controller with Bluetooth®
Thermometer probe input for sample temperature
NIST-traceable temperature calibration

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    Typical use
    absorbance, fluorescence, Raman
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    Optical port dimensions
    10 mm diameter round
    Built-in optical slit holders
    4 per cuvette
    Windowed jacket available
    Normal factory set temperature range
    -40 °C to +105 °C
    Temperature range easily achievable
    -15 °C to +105 °C
    Range with special techniques
    -30 °C to +105 °C
    Temperature precision
    ±0.01 °C
    Temperature accuracy
    ±0.15 °C from -20 ⁰C to +105 ⁰C
    Magnetic stirring motor type
    Magnetic stirring speed range
    1-2500 rpm
    Default stirring speed
    1200 rpm
    Stirring speed best performance
    60-1800 rpm
  • Basic Package

    qpod 3 – Temperature-controlled sample compartment
    QCL-UV (2x) – Pair of collimating lenses
    QIL-UV (2x) – Pair of imaging lenses
    QMP-UV (2x) – Pair of mirror plugs
    Q-Blue – computer program to control temperature and magnetic stirring
    AC Adapter – 12 Volt DC power supply
    USB cable
    NIST-traceable calibration and performance data
    Tool kit, containing a hex screw driver for optical adjustments, a stir bar for use in the cuvette a set assorted optical slits to limit optic access to the cuvette plastic blanks to cover unused optical ports on the qpod 3

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