The absolute IPCE calibrator serves as meter of total light power reaching a sample attached to our “pass through” photoelectrochemical cell. It fits right behind the output window of the cell and captures all the light passing through this part of the sample that has contact with an electrolite.
The device solves the problem of a precise measurement of number of photons reaching the sample at a given wavelength. It is complementary tool to a photoelectric spectrometer equipped with IPCE (Incident Photon to Converted Electrons ratio) module. The module records the total light output of the spectrometer. Only fraction of this output reaches the sample. And that fraction is precisely estimated using the absolute IPCE calibrator.
The head is armed with NIST traceble calibrated photodiode with active area of 1 cm2, that measures light power passing through the output window of KB-1 electrochemical cell.
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