Glacier T: TE Cooled CCD Spectrometer

The Glacier® T series spectrometer available from B&W Tek is a high-resolution, double-pass transmission-based Thermoelectric Cooled (TEC) linear CCD array spectrometer developed exclusively for Raman spectroscopy.

The Glacier T spectrometer is preconfigured for excitation at 532 or 785 nm, with a high-resolution or wide spectral range option.

This TE-cooled spectrometer is installed with a high-speed USB 2.0 interface, 2048 elements and an integrated 16-bit digitizer, thus continuously delivering improved, high-throughput results.

The combination of a Glacier T spectrometer with its corresponding excitation laser system and Raman Probe offers a module-level Raman system or OEM building block.

For OEM applications, B&W Tek offers system development and application support.

Features

  • 14 °C TE-cooled detector
  • Raman shift* ranging from 0 cm−1 up to 4000 cm−1
  • Resolution* of 3.0 cm−1 to 4.5 cm−1
  • OEM building block
  • Fast F/2 spectrograph
  • 16-bit digitizer

*-Varies by model

Accessories

  • 532-nm laser
  • 785-nm laser
  • Industrial-grade probe
  • Lab-grade probe

Raman Spectrum: Cyclohexane

Glacier T—TE Cooled CCD Spectrometer

Image Credit: B&W Tek

Dark Current: Uncooled vs Cooled CCD Detectors at 30 Seconds

Room temperature.

Room temperature. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Cooled to 14 °C.

Cooled to 14 °C. Image Credit: B&W Tek

Specifications

Table 1. Source: B&W Tek

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DC Power Input 5 V DC < 1.5 Amps
AC Adapter Input 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A @ 120 VAC
Detector Type Response Enhanced 2048 element linear silicon CCD array
Pixels 2048 x 1 elements @ 14 µm x 200 µm per element
Spectrograph F# 2.0
Slit 20 mm (785 nm), 10 mm (532 nm)
Spectrograph Optical Layout Transmission
Dynamic Range 300 typical
Digitizer Resolution 16-bit or 65,535:1
Readout Speed 500 kHz
Data Transfer Speed Up to 180 spectra per second via USB 2.0
Integration Time 5 ~ 65,535 ms x multiplier
External Trigger Aux Port
Operating Temperature 15 °C - 35 °C
Operational Relative Humidity 85% Noncondensing
TE Cooling 14 °C
Weight ~1.8 kg (3.9 lbs)
Dimensions 191 mm x 94 mm x 90 mm (7.5 in x 3.7 in x 3.5 in)
Computer Interface USB 2.0 / 1.1
Operating Systems Windows: XP, 7, 8, 10 (32-bit & 64-bit)

 

Available Models

Table 2. Source: B&W Tek

Model # Spectral
Range
Spectral
Resolution
Approximate
Raman Shift
Resolution*
BTC162E-532S 532 - 676 nm ~0.15 nm 0 cm-1 - 4000 cm-1 ~4.0 cm-1 @ 614 nm
BTC162E-532H 532 - 645 nm ~0.11 nm 0 cm-1 - 3300 cm-1 ~3.0 cm-1 @ 614 nm
BTC162E-785S 780 - 1050 nm ~0.37 nm 0 cm-1 - 3200 cm-1 ~4.5 cm-1 @ 912 nm
BTC162E-785H 784 - 996 nm ~0.29 nm 0 cm-1 - 2700 cm-1 ~3.5 cm-1 @ 912 nm

*-Varies by model

Accessories

Raman Probes

Table 3. Source: B&W Tek

Model # Grade For Excitation
BAC100-532 Lab 532 nm
BAC100-785 Lab 785 nm
BAC102-532 Lab (Trigger) 532 nm
BAC102-785 Lab (Trigger) 785 nm
BAC101-532 Industrial 532 nm
BAC101-785 Industrial 785 nm

 

Sampling Accessories

Table 4. Source: B&W Tek

Model # Description
BAC151 Video Microscope Sampling System
BAC150 Raman Probe Holder
BCR100A Cuvette Holder
BAC160 Liquid Sample Flow Cells

 

Lasers

Table 5. Source: B&W Tek

Model # Wavelength Power
BWN-532-OEM 532 +/- 1 nm Up to 100 mW
BRM-785 785 +/- 0.5 nm Up to 1 W

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