The critical role of the spectrometer slit to the performance of the instrument makes it a factor that must be considered when making a purchase, and now with replaceable-slit models, all needs are catered for easily.
Spectroscopy is a highly demanding field of research, and when looking to purchase instruments for different applications, it is essential to have lots of interests in the details. The spectrometer is the hallmark instrument which is a must-have for all applications in the field and purchasing one should be backed with the guarantee of quality. This often involves taking great interests on the brand or manufacturer that released the model and its specifications which must be able to meet and exceed expectations. A focus on the manufacturer is typically to have the confidence of a product that will be able to perform for longer with no limitations arising from its design.
While considering the spectrometer specifications, the slit is one of the determining factors as to the performance to be expected from the instrument. This is primarily because it determines the amount of light that gets into the spectrometer for processing and optical performance. In general, a wider slit increases the amount of light which reaches the optical bench, but this is always at the expense of the optical resolution. The vice versa is also true as a smaller slit decreases the amount of light that it allows through but will always give higher optical resolutions.
It is, therefore, a tough balance to maintain when considering the slit as every scientist always wants a spectrometer that will enable them to have the best results from every application. The problem is that from time to time different applications often require slits of different sizes and resolutions. This has for long necessitated a lot of professionals and organizations to invest in several spectrometers because of one single aspect which is the slit.
Times have however, and now no one ever needs to incur the costs of purchasing several instruments because of the spectrometer slit when there is an all-in-one solution. Avantes has taken the pains of developing a special model which provides users with the freedom to quickly change the slit depending on the current application. For many scientists, this is a dream come true as they get to have the best of both worlds in a single product. The first advantage is the confidence of using a product from a leading manufacturer that is famous for its top-class solutions. There is an equal gain in having ease in switching from one slit to the other without having to invest in another instrument.
The simplicity of replacing the slits is impressive as all it takes is using a screwdriver to remove the current slit and replacing it with another of choice. A slit set comes complete with all the standard slits of 25, 50, 100 and 200 μm which are used in most applications. No recalibration is required when making the changes as the spectrometers are built with high-precision slit positioning. This makes the slit-replaceable option a perfect solution which can be embraced for all spectroscopy solutions.