Reference Tiles

Reference Tiles
 
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For diffuse reflection measurements, Avantes offers the WS-2 reference tile. For specular reflection measurements, the RS-2 is available.

The WS-2 reference tile is made out of a white diffuse PTFE based material, which is considered the highest grade reference material for diffuse reflectance. It is mostly used in colorimetric application where a reference signal has to be obtained during a reflection measurement.

The PTFE material is high purity and processed using exacting standards to an amorphous structure, so the tile reflects light from 350-1800 nm at circa 98% and from 250-2500 nm at more than 92%. The material offers long term stability, even in UV applications. The plastic is hydrophobic and chemically inert. so it is cleanable.

For gemology applications, the WS-2 is used in combination with a reflection integrating sphere. The gemstone is put on the middle of the tile with the integrating sphere over it.

The special WS-2-GEM is designed to facilitate holding and cooling a gemstone with liquid nitrogen, as it features a cavity and hole in the middle of the tile.

The WS-2-CAL is a NIST traceable calibrated white reference tile which includes an electronic calibration file covering 250-2500 nm.

The RS-2 is a mirror tile which can be used as a reference standard for specular reflection measurements.

The RS-2-CAL is a calibrated mirror tile which includes a NIST traceable calibration file, which is created using an 8° absolute specular reflectance measurement over the wavelength range from 250-2500 nm.

We also have black and grey reference tiles available. These tiles are perfect for reflectance measurements. For more information on these tiles, please look at  the reflectance curve and the ordering information table below. 

As with most Avantes products, these accessories can be delivered in a custom design. Contact us for more information.


Reflectance Curves Reference Tiles

Reflectance Curve Reference Tiles V2

Technical

  WS-2 RS-2
Material Diffuse PTFE material BK7 with Al+MgF2 coating
Max. temperature 280 °C 80°C
Dimensions tile 32 mm diameter / 10 mm thick 32 mm diameter / 1 mm thick
Housing 38 mm diameter, black PVC, cover red anodized

Order Info

WS-2 White reference tile
WS-2-GEM White reference tile with hole, specially for Gemstone measurement
WS-2-CAL NIST traceable calibrated white reference tile with 8° hemispherical calibration, 250-2500nm
RS-2 Specular Reflectance standard with Al+MgF2, 250-2500 nm
RS-2-CAL NIST traceable calibrated Specular Reflectance standard with Al+MgF2, 250-2500 nm
BS-2 Black reference tile for reflectance measurements. Diffuse, 2%
GS-2 Grey reference tile for reflectance measurements. Diffuse, 50%