The instrument is designed for fluorescence research in electrochemical samples (solid and liquid state). Enables to capture emissive and excitation spectrum of the sample. The sample may be illuminated with both: white and monochromatic light in 200 – 1200 nm range. The high efficient xenon lamp with innovative light intensity stabilization mode is used as a white light source in the system. In combination with Air Mass 1.5G Filter it can mimic the solar light spectrum. At the entrance of the sample chamber a monochromator is situated. Monochromator is equipped with automatically regulated input slit (where the light from xenon lamp source is directed) and output slit (from where the light is directed to the sample chamber entrance). Regulating the slits width enables to control the intensity of the incident light.
At the sample chamber output a second monochromator is situated. These monochromator catches the emission light from sample. At the output slit of the monochromator a photomultiplier connected to the controller and counter captures the photons of fluorescence. The whole fluorescence spectrum may be precisely defined. The monochromator construction enables also to measure the total fluorescence light intensity (all the emissive wavelengths may be captured simultaneously). Filter wheels at the entrance and the output of the sample chamber can additionally reduce the stray light in the system.
It is possible to extend the spectrum range of the system up to 1800 nm using additional light source (halogen lamp) and additional photomultiplier.
The performance of the whole instrument is fully automated. The system operation is realized via dedicated, intuitive FotoGUI software.