Automatic Refractometer, J157-633 for Biotechnology and Bioengineering Research
A Biotechnology and Bioengineering refractometer designed specifically for measuring materials in the Optical Waveguide Lightmode Spectroscopy (OWLS) system thus capable of measuring the effective refractive index of a thin layer above an Si(Ti)O2 waveguide surface. The Digital J157-633 has all of the same features as the standard J157 automatic refractometer but operates at 633nm instead of the standard 589nm. The J157-633 shares these features with the J157 Automatic Refractometer.
Unlike other temperature controlled refractometers, the J157 has temperature control from both above and below the sample. The sample cover is controlled to the same temperature as the prism and, when lowered, is designed to provide a temperature controlled micro-environment that provides unrivaled temperature stability, fast measurement time and minimal evaporation. Depending on options, the sample cover can also be used to initiate an automatic measurement.
The J157 refractometer is available with an optional Temperature Controlled Sample Presser that touches the sample. Compared with the standard temperature controlled cover, the optional presser reduces the empty volume of the measurement area thereby greatly reducing evaporation and at the same time helping to evenly spread many types of materials including semi solids, and pastes over the measurement prism. This feature offers improved measurement performance on many samples.
The Rudolph Auto Measure Option allows the closing and opening of the presser to start and end a measurement. The operator just closes the cover to start measuring and lifts the cover to stop measuring. The closing and lifting of the lid functions as the start/stop in the measurement process without ever touching the measure button.
No matter how great the refractometer is, accurate results will only be obtained if the prism is clean. The Rudolph J Series offers a flat, easy to clean prism that makes the cleaning process between measurements simple, even with sticky samples.