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qX2/Shimadzu

Air-cooled, Peltier-controlled cuvette holder for ShimadzuUV-VIS Spectrophotometers
Product Overview

The qX2/Shimadzu is a temperature-controlled cuvette holder with two optical ports for use in Shimadzu spectrophotometers. The qX2/Shimadzu replaces the sample tray (base and front panel) of almost any of the Shimadzu spectrophotometers, with utilities brought conveniently to the front panel. The sample tray places the temperature-controlled cell holder in the sample position and a second cell holder without temperature control in the reference position. Use the qX2/Shimadzu to set and maintain precise sample temperatures and stir at a steady reproducible rate, while bathing the cuvette in a controlled gaseous environment. Although dependent on rapid, precise Peltier technology, no circulating water is required for normal operation from 0 °C to 110 °C. Purchase the low temperature option, consisting of a windowed vest and capability for liquid cooling, and operate the qX2/Shimadzu from 0 °C down to -40 °C. Purchase the extended temperature option to extend operation a little below -40 °C or above 110 °C to 150 °C. Control the qX2/Shimadzu, using the TC 1B Temperature Controller included in the purchase price. For additional control and temperature monitoring, use Quantum Northwest’s computer control software, T-App, available for purchase. Special versions of this software with enhanced functionality are available for use with Shimadzu’s UV-1800 or UV-1900 spectrophotometers.

Product Features

Rapid, precise Peltier temperature control
Precise stepper-motor-driven magnetic stirring
Dry gas purge for work at low temperature
Lid to improve temperature stability
Threaded inserts to mount windows or filters
Optical slit holders to control illuminated volume
Cuvette lifter for removal of cuvette
Probe input for sample temperature
Complete sample tray for mounting
NIST-traceable temperature calibration
Full control for UV-1800 and UV-1900 with T-App(S)

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    1
    Typical use
    Absorbance
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    2
    Optical port dimensions
    12 mm high x 10 mm wide
    Cuvette z-height
    15 mm
    Windowed vest available
    yes
    Factory set temperature range
    -40 °C to +110 °C
    Temperature range easily achievable
    -5 °C to +110 °C
    Range with low temperature option
    -35 °C to +110 °C
    Range with extended temperature option
    -35 °C to +150 °C
    Temperature precision
    ±0.02 °C
    Thermistor probes accepted
    Probe/QNW3
    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

    qX2 – Temperature-controlled cuvette holder
    TC 1B – Temperature Controller
    Base plate, post, front panel and reference cell holder
    NIST-traceable calibration and performance data
    Magnetic stir bar, tubing for dry gas and cables

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