The Super Aquarius instruments offer all the features of the Cecil Aquarius double beam instrument with additional optical sophistication,enhanced performance and added power.


Super Aquarius is the choice for versatility, ultimate performance and the measurement of diverse and difficult samples.

The top of the range CE 9500, offers four optical resolutions, 0.5, 1, 2 and 4nm. For samples with narrow absorption bands such as vapours and gases, the narrow 0.5nm bandwidth is extremely valuable. When high energy is helpful, for instance in measuring difficult turbid samples or fluorescence measurements, the 4nm bandwidth provides increased sensitivity and accuracy of measurement.

Total Capability

Variable Optical Bandwidth

The rapid operating system of the Super Aquarius UV/Visible spectrophotometers includes a mass of powerful software including complete instrument programming, band area correction and computation, spectral differencing and stripping etc. The software may be expanded by E-SEF - Encoded Software Enhancement Facility. Codes are available by telephone, fax or E-mail with no delay. A large built in memory stores 100 scans, plots, curves and methods all password protected.

Powerful Integral Control

Top Performance Optical System

A high performance end on photomultiplier is used in a fully symmetrical optical system to provide the best possible measuring accuracy, with low noise, even when making difficult low energy measurements. Baseline stability is at least 10 times better than for single beam instruments.

Turbid Sampling Optics

Strongly scattering samples display very high Absorbance when measured normally. These may be measured accurately with the turbid sample optical system in Super Aquarius instruments.

Display Scrolling for Wide View

Long scans, time plots and data tables may all be viewed by scrolling the screen display. Six screen widths - 550mm - of display may be viewed, not just one screen of information as is normal with other instruments.

Integral Data Storage

Up to 100 each of wavelength scans, time plots, Kinetic plots or calibration curves may all be stored in memory, for future use, protected by the operators personal security codes.

DataStream software Specifications and Spectrophotometer Ordering Further information

Super Aquarius UV/Visible Spectrophotometers