Features of spectrophotometers
As mentioned, many different types of spectrophotometer are available. The features vary between the different options and models. Some of the other types of spectrophotometer available include atomic and fluorescence versions. Many of the modern models that are on the market have a relatively simple interface and a push button control panel on the front. Most will have a screen for easy readings of your results as well. Even though the device has easy to use controls, only those who know what they are doing should operate it.
How spectrophotometers work
Many different types of spectrophotometer are available, and depending on the type used, they will make use of different types of wavelengths for analyzing. For example, the UB-Vis measures ultraviolet and visible regions. Near infrared versions are available as well. Along with the different types, the spectrophotometer also comes in different configurations – single beam and double beam. The single beam option will make use of a reference standard to clear the instrument before taking measurements. The double beam option will split the beam into two different paths. One will pass through the standard and one will pass through the reference sample.