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Turret 6

User customizable Peltier-driven temperature-controlled 6-position turret
Product Overview

The Turret 6 is a 6-position, rotating, temperature controlled cuvette holder primarily for use with fluorescence spectroscopy, or any experiment that can be performed using the three window beam path. With three optical ports around each cuvette, light may pass straight through the cuvette with an additional optical port at 90 degrees for photochemical excitation or fluorescence measurements. The rotational turret head provides the ability to change which cuvette is actively being held within the excitation beam path mid-experiment.

The standard Turret 6 is mounted on a base with 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!

The Turret 6 is ideal for temperature ranges from -15 °C to +110 °C for to up to six cuvettes. Circulating coolant (usually water) is used to remove heat from the Peltier heat exchanger. The Turret 6 will maintain precise sample temperatures and stir all six samples at a steady reproducible rate, with the ability to flood the optics in a controlled gaseous environment while working at lower temperatures to maintain optical clarity. Use the Turret 6 to measure spectra at precisely maintained temperatures, or for temperature ramping, to observe changes with temperature.

It is easy to operate the Turret 6 using the TC 1 Temperature Controller, included in the purchase price. The sample temperature, stirring speed, cuvette position, and temperature ramp rate may be controlled manually using the TC 1 menu control buttons on the front panel, or by using Quantum Northwest’s computer control software,  T-App, available for purchase.

Product Features

Six cuvette positions
Rapid, precise control over a wide range of temperatures
NIST-traceable temperature calibration
Precise, variable speed magnetic stirring for each cuvette
Plastic shroud surrounding turret for gas purge
Light tight cover
Probe input for sample temperature

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    Typical use
    Absorbance, fluorescence, circular dichroism
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    Optical port dimensions
    10 mm high x 8 mm wide
    Built-in optical slit holders
    2 per cuvette
    Windowed jacket available
    Factory set temperature range
    -40 °C to +110 °C
    Temperature range easily achievable
    -20 °C to +110 °C
    Temperature precision
    ±0.01 °C
    Temperature accuracy
    ±0.20 °C from -20 ⁰C to +110 ⁰C
    Temperature reproducibility
    Better than ±0.09 °C
    Thermistor probes accepted
    Series 400 or Series 500
    Magnetic stirring motor type
    Stepper under each cuvette
    Magnetic stirring speed range
    1-2500 rpm
    Default stirring speed
    1200 rpm
    Stirring speed best performance
    60-1800 rpm
  • Basic Package

    Turret 6 – 6-position cuvette holder
    TC-1T – Temperature Controller
    Bath 10 – Circulator System
    NIST-traceable calibration and performance data
    Accessories – Six magnetic stir bars, tubing, cables, optical slits and light-tight cover

  • Available Modifications

    Applied Photophysics Spectrometers

    Turret 6/AP


    Fiber Optic Spectrometers

    Turret 6/FO

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