Hollow Cathode Lamps (Multi Element) - All

HCL Multi-Element Overview

  • Photron's P500  & P5 Multi Element HCLs: All AAS systems (37mm or 1.5")
  • Photron's P600 & P6 Multi Element HCLs: Perkin Elmer (51mm or 2")

Hollow cathode lamps produced by Photron are designed and manufactured to achieve all of the following fundamental requirements for a spectral line source.

  • Intense emission of resonance (ground state derived) lines.
  • Narrow line width, for maximum sensitivity and linearity.
  • Minimal spectral interference from continuum emission, present in the cathode.
  • Rapid warm up to produce stable long term light emission.
  • Noise free operation.
  • Long running life and a 5 year shelf life.
  • Cathode materials and geometry achieve a combination of spectral purity and a suitable sputtering rate. (A high sputtering rate will give high intensity at the expense of lamp life, sensitivity and linearity).

Photron's P500 & P5 Multi Element (37mm or 1.5” Diameter)

Photron's P500 / P5 Multi Element (37mm or 1.5” Diameter) series is designed for direct use in AAS systems manufactured by: GBC Scientific, Varian, Analytic Jena, Shimadzu, Hitachi, Thermo Jarrel Ash, Unicam, and other makes.

Photron's P600 & P6 Multi Element (51mm or 2” Diameter)

Photron's P600 / P6 Multi Element (50mm or 2” Diameter) series is designed for direct use in AAS systems manufactured by Perking Elmer, such as