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Air-cooled, Peltier-controlled cuvette holder for the Horiba FluoroLog, FluoroMax, Aqualog or Nanolog Spectrofluorometer
Product Overview

The qX3/Horiba4 is a temperature-controlled cuvette holder with three optical ports for use in the Horiba FluoroLog® or FluoroMax® (Series 3 or 4), and the Aqualog® or Nanolog® Spectrofluorometers. The holder temperature, magnetic stirring and temperature ramping are controlled by a TC 1 controller (included).  Functions of the TC 1/qX3/Horiba4 are managed by Horiba’s FluorEssence™ software. The qX3/Horiba4 is mounted on a floorplate and blue front panel with utilities (cables and dry gas tube) brought to the panel for easy access. Use the TC 1/qX3/Horiba4 to set and maintain precise sample temperature and stirring 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 operation from 0 °C to 110 °C.  To assure full coordination between the TC 1/qX3/Horiba4  and the FluorEssence™ software, this cuvette holder should be purchased through  Horiba.

The TC 1/qX3/Horiba4 can be purchased direct from Quantum Northwest for use in older Horiba fluorometers.  A display and buttons on the front panel of the TC 1 controller can be used to set temperature, turn temperature control on/off, set magnetic stirring speed, turn stirring on/off, set a rate (°C/min) for a temperature ramp, and start the ramping process.  Quantum Northwest’s control software, T‑App (available for purchase), can be used for all of these functions and can plot and save temperature as a function of time to a text file.  T‑App can also cause the TC 1 controller to perform a series of functions using a script file (a text file containing a series of commands to be sent to the controller with a reproducible timing).  If you want to use the Horiba control software, please contact Horiba.

Product Features

Three optical ports
Rapid, precise temperature control
Precise stepper-motor-driven magnetic stirring
Lid to improve temperature stability
Threaded inserts to mount windows or filters
Optical slit holders to control illuminated volume
Dry gas purge for work at low temperature
Modified sample tray for easy installation
Probe input for sample temperature
NIST-traceable temperature calibration

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    Typical use
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    Optical port dimensions
    12 mm high x 10 mm wide
    Cuvette z-height
    15 mm
    Windowed vest available
    Factory set temperature range
    0 °C to +110 °C
    Temperature precision
    ±0.02 °C
    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

    qX3 – Temperature-controlled cuvette holder
    TC 1B – Temperature Controller
    Sample compartment floor and front panel
    NIST-traceable calibration and performance data
    Magnetic stir bar, tubing for dry gas and cables

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