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F980 Software

F980 Software

F980 is at the heart of all our fluroescence spectrometers and is a fully comprehensive, user-friendly data analysis software package. Irrespective of system configurations, this software provides the user with complete control.

The F980 spectrometer operating software is Windows 7, 8 and 10 compatible and is based on a data centred design that enables the user to focus on their measurement.

This guarantees ease-of-use in the operation of a modular and potentially complex spectrometer.


Product Description

F980 ScreenA unique feature of the F980 software is that all modes of data acquisition, including spectral scanning and lifetime acquisition in both MCS and TCSPC modes, are controlled from within one software package. Modern light sources, detectors, complex sample holders (plate reader, XY sample stages, titrator) and cooler options (thermostated sample holders and cryostats) are supported and fully software controlled.

Comprehensive data import and export facilities are provided to ensure compatibility with many other popular analysis programs. Graphics can be exported to a standard Windows metafile or directly cut and pasted into word processing, graphics and desktop publishing programs.

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Technical Specifications

Software Functionality for Steady State Spectroscopy    
Measurement Modes Control Features Data Manipulation & Display
Signal rates Wavelength selection (λEX & λEM) Arithmetic ( + , – , × , / , append )
Excitation spectra Grating selection Scaling / multiplication factor
Emission spectra Spectral band widths Normalise
Anisotropy spectra Integration time per data point Baseline subtraction
Kinetic measurements Sample selection (multi-position sample wells) Crop range
Synchronous spectra Programmed excitation shutter Smooth
Corrected spectra Programmed attenuator 2D, 3D, Contour and text
Temperature resolved spectra map Source and detector selection Grid ON / OFF
Synchronous spectra map Online spectral data correction Differentiation / Integration
Excitation-emission map Post acquisition spectral correction Peak search
Sample temperature monitoring Polariser selection and orientation Correction
Reflection measurements X-Y Sample stage control Anisotropy (G factor corrected)
Absorption measurements Sample temperature control Logarithmic / linear scales
Absolute quantum yield measurements Cryostat control Cursor locations
Multiple sample position and well-plate measurements Microscope stage control Join, split and extract frames
Plate reader control Spectral correction wizard
Titrator control Absolute quantum yield wizard
Chromaticity calculation and display wizard

Software Functionality for Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Measurements    
Measurement Modes Control Features Analysis Features
Signal rates Wavelength selection for excitation and emission monochromators Full data reconvolution using a non-linear least square fitting routine:
Manual lifetime measurement Sample selection (multi-position sample holders) Exponential reconvolution or simple tail fit
Multiple lifetime measurement Detector selection (up to 3) 1-4 independent exponential decay times, fixed or as free fit parameters
Time resolved excitation spectra nF920 flashlamp voltage, frequency control and gas pressure monitor Shift parameters, fixed or as a free fit parameter
Time resolved emission spectra Programmable iris attenuator Background fit, fixed or as a free fit parameter
Fluorescence anisotropy Multiple sources Chi-squared goodness-of-fit test
Temperature controlled lifetime measurements Polariser selection and orientation Weighted residuals, Durbin-Watson parameter
Sample temperature monitoring Cryostat control Autocorrelation function
Multiple sample position and well-plate measurements Measurement to peak counts or preset time Anisotropy calculation
Forward or Reverse mode Time resolved spectra
CFD settings on START and STOP: threshold, zero crossing and divider
Channel Selection: 512 – 8192 channels (TCSPC) and 500 – 8000 channels (MCS)
Time Range Selection: 2.5 ns – 50 µs (TCSPC) and 5 ms – 1000 s (MCS)