Fluorescence – TCSPC Lifetime Fluorometer – DeltaFlex

High performance and flexible fluorescence lifetime spectrometer for fast and efficient acquisition of TCSPC lifetime data

The DeltaFlex time correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) system is one of our Delta series of next generation time correlated single photon counting lifetime instrumentation. The DeltaFlex offers the ultimate in flexibility.

This system is designed for the measurement of luminescence lifetimes ranging over 11 orders of magnitude, without the need to change cables or cards. The heart of the system is the DeltaHub timing electronics, which offers nearly lossless counting and allows for the measurement of lifetimes from 25ps to 1 second.  Comprised of our high repetition rate sources, high speed detectors and ultra-low deadtime electronics, the DeltaFlex enables fast and efficient acquisition of lifetime data.

Our new F-Link bus brings simplicity to modularity. Simply add any component to the instrument and the system automatically detects the new addition making it accessible from the software.

Finally, with biological probes and applications such as photovoltaics moving further into the NIR, capability for time-resolved measurements in this range is very important.  The DeltaFlex can couple with a range of NIR detectors to offer a solution.  

The DeltaFlex system uses our interchangeable range of DeltaDiode excitation sources, DeltaHub timing electronics and PPD picosecond detection modules.  Add excitation and/or emission monochromators for wavelength selection and complete spectral collection such as TRES. Our TDM-800 monochromator is specifically designed to give low temporal dispersion.  Systems are supplied with a sample holder equipped with a digital temperature sensor and magnetic stirrer.

Accessories include a long list of DeltaDiode and SpectraLED sources, monochromators and peltier temperature control, to name a few.  The DeltaFlex can be easily upgraded to incorporate motorized devices through the F-Link spectrometer bus. 

DeltaFlex-NIR-H optical system shown with H10330 series detector and SpectraLED excitation source.

Segment: Scientific
Division: Molecular and Microanalysis
Base product
Manufacturing Company: HORIBA Scientific
  • Measure lifetimes from 25ps with laser diodes and PPD detection module
  • Up to 1,000 TCSPC measurements per second – ideal for kinetics studies
  • Monochromator wavelength selection  
  • DeltaDiodes available from UV to NIR.  Consult the DeltaDiode page for full details
  • SpectraLEDs can be used to acquire longer lifetimes (µs – s) and available from UV to NIR.
  • Upgrade to a monochromator based NIR system (DeltaFlex-NIR-H or DeltaFlex-NIR-R)
  • Easy to add accessories with F-Link bus
  • Comprehensive software package
  • Measurement modes
    • Lifetime – measure 25ps to 1s
    • Kinetic TCSPC – 1 to 10 000 decays measured sequentially in 1ms to 1min per decay
    • Anisotropy – reconvolution analysis to resolve shorter rotational correlation times
    • Time-Resolved Emission Spectra (TRES) – Collect up to 100 wavelength dependent decays
    • Steady-State

DeltaFlex system

Minimum Lifetime25ps with laser diode source*
Shortest measurement time1 millisecond*
Repetition rates10kHz - 100MHz with DeltaDiode, 0.1Hz - 10kHz with SpectraLED
Diode controllerDeltaDiode and SpectraLED
Prompt FWHM<200ps FWHM with PPD/TBX and laser diode
Deadtime10ns
Time ranges10ns - 11s
Wavelength selection 
  • Emission monochromator as standard 200-800nm.
  • 300-1200nm and 400-1600nm versions optional
  • Excitation and 2nd emission monchromators also available
 
Detector response 
  • 250 - 650nm standard, 250 - 850nm and 300 – 900nm optional. 
  • NIR detectors to 1700nm available
 
PC interfaceUSB 2.0.  PC not included.  Requires Windows XP or Windows 7, 32/64-bit English language ver
System Footprint75cm x 55cm nominal excluding PC

**With DeltaDiode and PPD attached, no cables

DeltaFlex-NIR upgraded systems

 DeltaFlexDeltaFlex-NIR-HDeltaFlex-NIR-R
Measurable lifetime*25ps to 1s100ps to 1s300ps to 1s
InterfaceUSBUSBUSB
Wavelength coverage of detector
 
250-650nm
(250-850nm or 300-900nm optional)
950-1400nm or
950-1700nm
300-1400nm or 300-1700nm
 

* Dependent on sample and system configuration

Specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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Plasmon enhancement of protein fluorescence by silver nanostructures
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Stopped flow time‐resolved fluorescence study of serum albumin – curcuminoid binding
Stopped flow time‐resolved fluorescence study of serum albumin – curcuminoid binding
Measuring PL Upconversion Spectra and Lifetimes of Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles
Measuring PL Upconversion Spectra and Lifetimes of Lanthanide-Doped Nanoparticles
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Upconversion of Lanthanide-containing glasses using DD‐980L excitation
Upconversion of Lanthanide-containing glasses using DD‐980L excitation
Measurement of carrier lifetime in perovskite for solar cell applications
Measurement of carrier lifetime in perovskite for solar cell applications
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Monitoring Whole Leaf Fluorescence Using Time‐resolved Techniques
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The Measurement of Singlet Oxygen Lifetime Sensitized using Rose Bengal
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Elucidating Local Viscosity Using Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements
Delta Series Brochure
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DeltaFlex Specification Sheet
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