Accessories for MINI-PAM-II: O₂ + Fluorescence Configuration
The oxygen package for MINI-PAM-II fluorometers adds the capability to measure photosynthetic oxygen evolution to the MINI-PAM-II fluorometer. The oxygen package consists of the FSO2-1 oxygen meter and oxygen sensor, plus the FSO2-AK interface. Oxygen and fluorescence data are acquired in parallel by the MINI-PAM-II fluorometer or, when connected to a computer, by the WinControl-3 software.
The current configuration permits combined oxygen and fluorescence measurements with suspensions. The complete setup for suspensions requires the cuvette KS-2500 which provides ports for the oxygen sensor and the MINI-PAM-II fiberoptics. In addition, the MKS 2500 stirrer ensures effective mixing during measurements.
The oxygen-responsive element of the oxygen sensor is a luminescent dye whose light emission is quenched by oxygen. We have chosen this technology because of its long term stability of calibration. Also, the method does not consume oxygen during measurements which minimizes baseline drifts.