Skip to Content To homepage

qpod 3/ABSKIT

qpod 3 Absorbance Kit: temperature-controlled sample compartment with internal temperature controller and lenses for absorbance
Product Overview

The new air-cooled qpod 3/ABSKIT combines a qpod 3 sample compartment with a pair of collimating lenses to form an optimal system for using fiber optics to measure absorbance. 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. The outside of the qpod 3 structure holds mounting rings for optical components, thermally stable and precisely aligned with the tower. Attach fiber optic cables to the collimating lens systems and screw them in place on opposite sides of the qpod 3. Illuminate through one cable and a collimated beam about 5 mm in diameter will pass through the cuvette and focus onto the collection fiber. A dry gas purge of the compartment enables easy use at low temperatures down to -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. The qpod 3 is frequently used with fiber optic options available with commercial spectrophotometers. 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
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
    1
    Typical use
    absorbance, fluorescence, Raman
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    4
    Optical port dimensions
    10 mm diameter round
    Built-in optical slit holders
    4 per cuvette
    Windowed jacket available
    no
    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
    Stepper
    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
    Q-Blue – Computer program to control temperature and magnetic stirring
    AC Adapter – 12 Volt DC power supply
    USB cable – Connection to the qpod 3 if Bluetooth is unavailable
    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

Other Products to Consider
Back to top