This microcell was designed for use with the 1302 Oxygen Sensor either for spot determination of the oxygen content of small samples of water, blood etc., or as an in-line flowcell. The MC 100 all-glass sample chamber has a capacity of approximately 70 µl.
Samples are injected into the chamber through a 1 mm stainless steel tube fitted with a fine PVC needle-locating collar. Alternatively, the cell can be used as a micro flowcell by connecting the outflow from a respiring preparation. The sample leaves the chamber through a glass lure fitting to which a small bore flexible drainage tube can be connected.
The sample chamber is completely surrounded by a glass water jacket supplied from a constant temperature bath. This provides good temperature regulation while providing excellent visibility of the contents of the chamber. The water jacket screws into an acetal base section and can be easily removed for cleaning.