A thin quartz cell suitable for vacuum ultraviolet absorption and circular dichroism measurements

Donald M. Gray, Dimitrij Lang, Ekkehard Kuner, Marilyn Vaughan, John Sutherland

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The design of a thin quartz cell suitable for absorption and circular dichroism measurements in the vacuum ultraviolet is described. Important features of the cell are (1) that it can be disassembled for cleaning and reproducibly reassembled with path lengths up to 0.3 mm, and (2) that strain in the windows from the compressed sample can be relieved by a sample overflow port. The latter feature allows the cell to be used for circular dichroism as well as absorption measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalAnalytical Biochemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes



  • circular dichroism
  • thin quartz sample cell
  • vacuum ultraviolet absorption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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