Strength of 4ml Spec. Cuvettes

Nigel Eastmond nce at
Thu Oct 27 06:46:15 EST 1994

Here's a bit of fun.  Did you know that a plastic 4 ml spectrophotometer
cuvette on it's end can support the weight of a man?  I can't find anything
bigger and as easily repaired as myself to try to go heavier.  Who knows
the extent of the load-bearing properties of these humble consumables!
Perhaps we could construct a league table of The Worlds Strongest Cuvettes?!
My test cuvette was a Sarstedt 67.741 1 x10x45 mm plastic effort with 
two opposite fluted sides.  I'm going to try and lower a Polygraph onto it...


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