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 typeBenFlect precision transmission diffuser (in-line or right angle configuration)
Aperture diameter10mm
f2’<1%
CouplingRandomised pure fused silica fibre bundle, from 0.5m long

Monochromator

Monochromator TypeCompact double monochromator, additive dispersion. Czerny-Turner mount.
Focal-length150mm (each unit)
SlitsFixed, interchangeable
GratingsGrating pair, kinematically mounted, 33x33mm
Stray light rejection at 10x FWHM from peak10-8

Detector and Detection System

Detector typeS20 photocathode end window photomultiplier tube
Detector High Voltage-750V (adjustable)
Detector response range200-850nm
Detector dark current (typ.)500pA
Picoammeter current rangeSub 1pA to 100µA
Picoammeter ADC resolution> 14 ½ bit
Picoammeter ADC integration time100ms

General

InterfaceUSB 2.0
Software controlBenWin+ Windows application
Operating SystemFrom Windows 7
Minimum HD/ RAM required100MB/ 256 MB
Overall dimensionsApprox. 395L x 315W x 250H (mm)
PowerMains input 110/220V 50/60Hz

Calibration Standard (200-300nm)

Lamp typeDeuterium lamp
Nominal lamp power and voltage30W, 100 V
Operating current300mA DC
Expected lifetime2000h
Power SupplyPSU_706 deuterium lamp supply
Calibration type and wavelength rangeSpectral irraidance at 5.5mm from plane of front face, 200-400nm (2nm steps)
Calibration traceabilityPhysicalish Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany)

Calibration Standard (250-800nm)

Lamp typeHalogen lamp
Nominal lamp power and voltage150W, 24 V
Operating current6.300 A DC
Expected lifetime2000h
Power SupplyPSU_610 current stabilised lamp power supply
Calibration type and wavelength rangeSpectral irradiance at 5.5mm from plane of front face, 250-800nm (5nm steps)
Calibration traceabilityPhysicalish Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB, Germany)

Options

SolarSim150_0001SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (200-600nm)
SolarSim150_0002SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (250-800nm)

Ordering Information

SolarSim150_0001SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (200-600nm)
SolarSim150_0002SolarSim150 spectroradiometer (250-800nm)

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