Applications

As Versatile as UV-Vis. And More.

Just like a regular UV-Vis, there are endless applications possible with the CloudSpec beyond measuring wines. Just a few of these examples are described below. 

Get in touch if you have a troublesome cloudy sample – the CloudSpec might be just the tool you need!

Beer Production

Colour and bitterness define a beer’s style.

Both attributes can be measured via UV-Vis. During the brewing and fermentation process but samples often require extensive filtration and processing before they can be measured using a standard UV-Vis spectrometer.

The CloudSpec can potentially improve and simplify the
measurement of bitterness (alpha acids) and colour throughout the production process, from wort to bottling.

Measure IBUs, colour and other quality parameters of your beer, with or without filtering.

Nanoparticles 

UV-Vis is a common tool for measuring the optical spectra
of nanoparticles, as it can give important information on
particle size, concentration and batch consistency. UV-Vis
is limited however because only the extinction of the
particles is measured.

With the CloudSpec, extinction, absorption and scattering
spectra of nanoparticles can be measured directly, yielding
signifincantly more information about the sample.
Quantifying scattering and absorbance can be important
for both size characterisation and engineering of particles
for specific applications.

Determine extinction, absorption and scattering of nanoparticles in one measurment.
Measure absorption spectra of turbid cell cultures directly.

Biological Samples

Applications for UV-Vis in biological samples typically include mesauring protein (280nm), DNA/RNA, and cell concentration, as well as measuring reaction kinetics, metabolite production and detection of contaminants.

However many biological samples, such as cell cultures, can have significant turbidity due to light scattering from cells, and spinning down of samples is often required to measure.

The CloudSpec can measure raw cultures, potentially simplifying protocols and yielding new spectral information.