Thermo Scientific™

Cyto-Cal™ Alignment Particles

Catalog number: FA3R
Thermo Scientific™

Cyto-Cal™ Alignment Particles

Catalog number: FA3R

Achieve exceptional accuracy and feedback on laser power, alignment and noise in excitation and emission optics with Thermo Scientific™ Cyto-Cal™ Alignment Particles. Cyto-Cal Alignment Particles provide a superior method for optical alignment and flow cell focusing of flow cytometers. The 3μm particles are of the highest quality in size and fluorescence uniformity to permit the best possible optimization of each parameter being measured. These particles are internally dyed with chemically stable dyes and therefore have excellent signal stability.

 
Catalog Number
FA3R
Unit Size
Each
Description
633 laser alignment beads
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Additive0.05% Tween-20 Dispersant/Surfactant with 2 mM Sodium Azide preservative
Certifications/ComplianceEach package of standards contains a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST which includes a description of the calibration method and its uncertainty, and a table of chemical and physical properties.
ContentsDyed polymer microspheres in water
Description633 laser alignment beads
ColorRed
MaterialPolystyrene
Product TypeAlignment Particle
Dye TypeFirefli Fluorescent Red (488, 633, 635/700nm)
IncludesMaterial Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and Package Insert Sheet
Particle Density1.05g/cm³
Quantity3 mL
StabilityStable for a minimum of 12 months
Uniformity<3%
Volume (Metric)3 mL
Diameter (Metric)3 μm
Unit SizeEach
Catalog Number
Unit Size
Each
Description
488 laser alignment beads
Price (USD)
Full specifications
Additive0.05% Tween-20 Dispersant/Surfactant with 2 mM Sodium Azide preservative
Certifications/ComplianceEach package of standards contains a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST which includes a description of the calibration method and its uncertainty, and a table of chemical and physical properties.
ContentsDyed polymer microspheres in water
Description488 laser alignment beads
ColorOrange
MaterialPolystyrene
Product TypeAlignment Particle
Dye TypeFirefli Fluorescent Orange (488/575nm)
IncludesPackage Insert Sheet
Particle Density1.05g/cm³
Quantity3 mL
StabilityStable for a minimum of 12 months
Uniformity<3%
Volume (Metric)3 mL
Diameter (Metric)3 μm
Unit SizeEach
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Catalog NumberSpecificationsUnit SizeDescriptionPrice (USD)
FA3RFull specifications
Each633 laser alignment beadsRequest A Quote
Additive0.05% Tween-20 Dispersant/Surfactant with 2 mM Sodium Azide preservative
Certifications/ComplianceEach package of standards contains a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST which includes a description of the calibration method and its uncertainty, and a table of chemical and physical properties.
ContentsDyed polymer microspheres in water
Description633 laser alignment beads
ColorRed
MaterialPolystyrene
Product TypeAlignment Particle
Dye TypeFirefli Fluorescent Red (488, 633, 635/700nm)
IncludesMaterial Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and Package Insert Sheet
Particle Density1.05g/cm³
Quantity3 mL
StabilityStable for a minimum of 12 months
Uniformity<3%
Volume (Metric)3 mL
Diameter (Metric)3 μm
Unit SizeEach
FA3OFull specifications
Each488 laser alignment beadsRequest A Quote
Additive0.05% Tween-20 Dispersant/Surfactant with 2 mM Sodium Azide preservative
Certifications/ComplianceEach package of standards contains a Certificate of Calibration and Traceability to NIST which includes a description of the calibration method and its uncertainty, and a table of chemical and physical properties.
ContentsDyed polymer microspheres in water
Description488 laser alignment beads
ColorOrange
MaterialPolystyrene
Product TypeAlignment Particle
Dye TypeFirefli Fluorescent Orange (488/575nm)
IncludesPackage Insert Sheet
Particle Density1.05g/cm³
Quantity3 mL
StabilityStable for a minimum of 12 months
Uniformity<3%
Volume (Metric)3 mL
Diameter (Metric)3 μm
Unit SizeEach
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  • Superior bead size and uniform dye intensity provide exceptional accuracy when performing the alignment of flow cytometer optics to give a high level of confidence in the instrument results
  • Polystyrene 3μm microspheres contain encapsulated dye
  • Superior bead size and uniform dye intensity provide exceptional accuracy
  • Particles are internally dyed with chemically stable dyes for excellent signal stability
  • Cyto-Cal™ 488 Alignment beads are excited by the 488nm spectral line of the argon laser and have broad emission, allowing them to be used to align the FL1 (FITC), FL2 (PE) and FL3 (PE-Cy5) channels simultaneously
  • Cyto-Cal™ 633 Alignment beads are optimally excited with the 633nm He-Ne laser (635nm diode laser) and have a maximum emission at 700nm; they are designed to align the FL4 (APC) channel


Contains sodium azide.

Contents & Storage

Unless otherwise stated, refrigerate (2° to 8°C) product when not in use but do not freeze. Store upright and keep bottle tightly sealed. Mix product with gentle inversion by hand or vortex mixer.