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Webinar: Liquid handling Event by Festo UK & Ireland

On-line webinar

01/12/2020(10:00-11:00)

How pressure-over-liquid provides precise, accurate and cost-effective throughput Precise and accurate (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

20/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

SiC Detectors - Reliable and Accurate Detection of UV Wavelengths

SiC Detectors - Reliable and Accurate Detection of UV Wavelengths

The monitoring of UV sources is an important precautionary measure to avoid health hazards when handling short-wave radiation. In the case of water treatment, thorough monitoring is even prescribed in the regulations of the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW). Silicon Carbide (SiC) detectors for respective applications are available from Laser Components. The manufacturer IFW Optronics GmbH from Jena, Germany, is one of the few companies worldwide that produces these components.

SiC photodiodes are particularly well suited for the detection of UV light. Their spectral sensitivity is limited to the range between 205nm and 355nm. Visible and long-wave radiation components therefore do not cause any disturbing "background noise". Moreover, these photodiodes are particularly robust. Even high doses (up to 1000W/m2) or use at high temperatures have only a minor influence on detector performance. They also feature an excellent long-term stability. Their detection range can be further limited by using appropriate filters.

 

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