This device is used for measuring the absorption spectrum of a liquid sample using just a nanoliter of liquid.
There's just one 1/8" allen key screw holding the top on!
The loading arm in action!
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The fiber from the bottom of the sample stage connects directly to the spectrometer. The fiber from the light source wraps around the sample stage and up to the hinged arm.
Four metal tabs, one for each corner, attach the housing to the base. Unsecured by gentle bending/prying.
The bottom of the sample stage has a fiber going directly into the spectrometer.
The light source was attached by two metal tabs and one screw, which also affixed a ground wire from the USB port.
Two metal tabs, unsecured by gently bending the housing.
Inside there is a commodity spectrometer, specs available here: http://www.oceanoptics.com/products/usb2000.asp
The board is just a power supply for the light source.
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