If you are in need of a spectrophotometer for your lab, one of the first things that you need to do is consider what wavelengths you want the machine to be able to measure. Make sure that the one you choose is able to provide feedback for the wavelengths you need to record. You can also look at the size of the machines. Most of them are of comparable size, and you will discover that they have a relatively small footprint, making them easy to use in just about any lab. If you have specific product question about a unit, a KWIPPED supplier will be more than happy to help.
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.