SolarSim150 Solar Simulator Characterisation

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  • SolarSim150 Solar Simulator Characterisation Solution

The SolarSim150, comprising a precision cosine diffuser and double 150mm focal length monochromator spectroradiometer ensures the most accurate determination of spectral irradiance across the UV-vis range.

Core benefits

Features

  • Precision transmission cosine diffuser and flexible fibre bundle light collection
  • Double monochromator-based spectroradiometer
  • Photomultiplier detector
  • Deuterium and halogen calibration standards
  • Windows control software (BenWin+) provides full automation via USB 2.0

Applications

  • OECD 316 - Phototransformation of Chemicals in Water – Direct Photolysis
  • ISO 24443 - Determination of sunscreen UVA photoprotection in vitro
  • ISO 24444 - Cosmetics -- Sun protection test methods -- In vivo determination of the sun protection factor (SPF)
  • ISO 105-B02 - Textiles -- Tests for colour fastness -- Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
  • ISO 105-B04 - Textiles -- Tests for colour fastness -- Part B04: Colour fastness to artificial weathering: Xenon arc fading lamp test

Entrance Optic

Entrance optic type BenFlect precision transmission diffuser (in-line or right angle configuration)
Aperture diameter 10mm
f2’ <1%
Coupling Randomised pure fused silica fibre bundle, from 0.5m long

Monochromator

Monochromator Type Compact double monochromator, additive dispersion. Czerny-Turner mount.
Focal-length 150mm (each unit)
Slits Fixed, interchangeable
Gratings Grating pair, kinematically mounted, 33x33mm
Stray light rejection at 10x FWHM from peak 10-8

Detector and Detection System

Detector type S20 photocathode end window photomultiplier tube
Detector High Voltage -750V (adjustable)
Detector response range 200-850nm
Detector dark current (typ.) 500pA
Picoammeter current range Sub 1pA to 100µA
Picoammeter ADC resolution > 14 ½ bit
Picoammeter ADC integration time 100ms

General

Interface USB 2.0
Software control BenWin+ Windows application
Operating System From Windows 7
Minimum HD/ RAM required 100MB/ 256 MB
Overall dimensions Approx. 395L x 315W x 250H (mm)
Power Mains input 110/220V 50/60Hz

Calibration Standard (200-300nm)

Lamp type Deuterium lamp
Nominal lamp power and voltage 30W, 100 V
Operating current 300mA DC
Expected lifetime 2000h
Power Supply PSU_706 deuterium lamp supply
Calibration type and wavelength range Spectral irraidance at 5.5mm from plane of front face, 200-400nm (2nm steps)
Calibration traceability Physicalish Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany)

Calibration Standard (250-800nm)

Lamp type Halogen lamp
Nominal lamp power and voltage 150W, 24 V
Operating current 6.300 A DC
Expected lifetime 2000h
Power Supply PSU_610 current stabilised lamp power supply
Calibration type and wavelength range Spectral irradiance at 5.5mm from plane of front face, 250-800nm (5nm steps)
Calibration traceability Physicalish Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany)

Options

SolarSim150_0001 SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (200-600nm)
SolarSim150_0002 SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (250-800nm)

Ordering Information

SolarSim150_0001 SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (200-600nm)
SolarSim150_0002 SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (250-800nm)

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