LIVINGSTON, England, Oct. 18, 2012 — Edinburgh Instruments, Photonics Div., has launched the FLS980 fluorescence spectrometer for steady-state, lifetime and phosphorescence measurements in photophysics, photochemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, luminescence spectroscopy and semiconductor physics. The automated modular spectrometer is used in research and laboratory applications. Enhanced optics include high stray light rejection monochromators and computer-controlled filter wheels. Signal-to-noise ratio is 12,000:1, measured on the Raman spectrum of distilled water using single monochromators. This allows measurements of low sample concentrations and the use of small sample volumes. The large sample chamber offers six-axis access to the sample and a plug-and-play system of sample holders. With an extensive range of laser light sources, flashlamps and detectors, spectral measurements can be made from 200 nm to 5 µm, with time resolution from a few picoseconds to seconds. A single ultrafast data acquisition module accommodates any combination of light sources and detectors and provides easy setup and operation for time-correlated single-photon counting, multichannel scaling and spectral scanning. The software provides hardware control, performance monitoring, data acquisition, data analysis and data manipulation for all measurement modes. With advanced correction, measurement and analysis facilities, experiments can be designed from the PC. USB connectivity provides fast data processing, module control and operation. Live profiles can be observed on-screen as they are acquired before data manipulation and analysis.