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qX3/SLM

Air-cooled, Peltier-controlled cuvette holder for an SLM-8000 or SLM-8100 Spectrofluorometer
Product Overview

The qX3/SLM is a temperature-controlled cuvette holder with three optical ports for the SLM-8000 or SLM-8100 Spectrofluorometer. The qX3/SLM is mounted on a floorplate and front panel with utilities (wires and tubes) brought to the front panel for easy access. Use the qX3/SLM 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 qX3/SLM 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 qX3/SLM, 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.

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
Windowed vest available for temperature extremes
Dry gas purge for work at low temperature
Base plate and front panel for easy installation
Probe input for sample temperature
NIST-traceable temperature calibration

  • Technical Specifications
    Number of cuvettes controlled
    1
    Typical use
    Fluorescence
    Standard cuvette size (outside)
    12.5 mm x 12.5 mm
    Optical ports per cuvette
    3
    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 under each cuvette
    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

  • Accessories
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