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qpod 3

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

The qpod 3 is an air-cooled, temperature controlled cuvette holder powered by an internal controller. Plan your experiments around this standalone device, no controller or water circulation system required to maintain normal operating temperatures.

The standard qpod 3 base has a metric hole pattern for mounting on an optical breadboard. We have mounting options compatible with a wide array of spectrophotometers from different manufacturers, or contact us today for a custom mounting solution to meet your experimental needs! Check out the available options below!

With four optical ports at right angles surrounding the cuvette, most applications of the qpod 3 take advantage of fiber optics for transmitting light, though lasers, focused light sources and probes of various kinds may be used. Each of optical ports of the qpod 3 has slit holders to control optical access to the cuvette and a mounting ring, thermally stable and precisely aligned with the cuvette tower for mounting light sources, lenses, filters, polarizers, mirrors, spectrographs, detectors, or whatever components your experiment requires.

Part of our Air-Cooled line of cuvette holders, the qpod 3 is ideal for temperature ranges of 0 °C to 110 °C with no liquid cooling required. No longer is the instrument required to be tethered to a water bucket, chiller, or other circulating liquid reservoir in order to set and maintain precise sample temperatures.

The qpod 3 has the ability to stir the sample at a steady reproducible rate, and the ability to flood the optics in a controlled gaseous environment while working at lower temperatures to maintain optical clarity. Use the qpod 3 to observe spectra at precisely maintained temperatures, or for temperature ramping, to observe changes with temperature.

Purchase the low temperature option which adds the capability for liquid cooling, to easily operate the qX3 from 0 °C down to -30 °C

It is easy to operate the qpod 3 using the included computer program Q-Blue. Use Q-Blue to change sample temperature, stirring speed, and temperature ramp rate, all while observing and logging temperature data.

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
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 holder
    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

  • Available Modifications


    qpod 3/ABSKIT



    qpod 3/FLKIT



    qpod 3/MPKIT

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