Solar simulator characterisation

SolarSim150 from Bentham

Solar simulators are widely used in photostability testing of a range of products, accurate knowledge of the irradiance at the sample plane is key to the success of your study. 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.

Features
  • Precision transmission cosine diffuser and flexible fibre bundle light collection
  • Side-view entrance optic ensures reaching correct measurement plane
  • Choice of UV or UV-vis configurations tailored to your application
  • Alignment-free calibration standards ensure your link to national metrology institutes

Further information

Core benefits

  • High accuracy specroradiometry in just a few steps
  • Side-view entrance optic ensures reaching correct measurement plane
  • Choice of UV or UV-vis configurations tailored to your application
  • Alignment-free calibration standards ensure your link to national metrology institutes

Specification

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)

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

Contact

Staffan Eriksson
Staffan Eriksson

Contact

Quantum Design GmbH

Roddarestigen 3
SE 182 35 Danderyd
Sweden

Phone:+46 8 41071791
E-mail:nordic@qd-europe.com
Staffan ErikssonSales Manager
+46 8 410 71791
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