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qpod 3

qpod 3: temperature-controlled sample compartment with internal temperature controller provided without optics
Product Overview

The new air-cooled qpod 3 is a compact spectrometer sample compartment containing a cuvette holder temperature controlled by an internal controller. 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. For mounting optical components, each of the four sides of the qpod 3 has a mounting ring, thermally stable and precisely aligned with the tower. 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 -30 °C. The 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
No optics included
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
    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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