Cuvettes and Holders

For spectroscopy cuvettes, synthetic quartz can be used in deep UV applications and is recommended for fluorescent applications, as it does not exhibit background fluorescence. Our quartz cuvettes (absorbance, fluorescence and flow) are shipped individually packaged. Our glass cuvettes are shipped in packages of 10 cuvettes.

These economical quartz and glass cuvettes are ideal for precision measurements, because of the high quality materials used and the low manufacturing tolerances.

Cuvettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but one of the most important specifications of a cuvette is its Z-dimension. The Z-dimension of an instrument (cuvette holder or spectrometer) is the distance from the bottom of the cuvette chamber floor to the center of its light beam (see image). A cuvette’s Z-dimension must match the Z-dimension of the instrument with which it will be used. Compare manufacturers' Z-dimensions and learn how to measure a Z-dimension.

 

 
 Spectroscopy Cuvettes in a variety of designs Cylindrical Cuvettes
Flow Cuvettes
Fluorescence Cuvette
Micro Cell Cuvettes
Semi-Micro Cuvettes
Standard Cuvettes
Cuvette Accessories
Cuvette Holders
Holder Accessories

Transmission Curves

Typical transmission curves of glass and synthetic quartz cuvettes are shown in the first figure. (The cuvettes were empty, thickness 1.25 mm x 2, including surface reflections, measured with a TIDAS II against air as reference).

Cuvettes

 A complete transmission spectrum from 190 nm to 4 mm is shown in the second figure. (The cuvettes were empty, thickness 1.25 mm x 2, including surface reflections).

Cuvettes

Cuvette Material Spectral Range ( >80% ) Transmission Difference Between Different Cuvettes
Optical Glass 350 – 2500 nm Less than 1%
Synthetic Quartz 200– 2500 nm Less than 1%

 

Cuvette Styles

Cuvette Styles A
Style A
Cuvette Styles B
Style B
Cuvette Styles C
Style C
Cuvette Styles D
Style D

Cuvette Styles E
Style E

Cuvette Styles F 
Style F
Cuvette Styles H 
Style H
Cuvette Styles J 
StyleJ
Cuvette Styles G 
Style G

 

More Information

Choosing a Cuvette: Optical Glass or Quartz - This article includes a cuvette comparison chart.

 


If you have any questions about our Spectroscopy Cuvettes, please call us at 866.606.1974 (Toll free in the USA) or email us at wpi@wpiinc.com.