Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

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The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is a portable ultraviolet and visible light spectrophotometer.

Description

The Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is an easy and accurate instrument ideal for measuring the absorbance spectra of various chemical and biochemical compounds. An optical fiber accessory can be attached to the spectrophotometer for emission spectrum experiments. It has a USB interface allowing it to plug directly into your computer or LabQuest for data collection.

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Specifications

  • Dimensions: 18.5 cm × 17.0 cm × 7.0 cm
  • Power Supply: AC adapter (included)
  • Power Consumption: 3 A start-up, 500 mA continuous
  • Light Source: deuterium (UV) and incandescent (VIS)
  • Detector: Linear CCD
  • Wavelength Range: 220–850 nm
  • Wavelength Reporting Interval: ~ 1 nm
  • Optical Resolution: 3.0 nm (as determined with 486 nm hydrogen emission spectral line FWHM)
  • Wavelength Accuracy: ± 2.0 nm (as determined with holmium oxide NIST standard)
  • Photometric Accuracy: ± 5.0% (as determined with potassium dichromate NIST standards)
  • Photometric Range (for best accuracy): 0.1–1.0
  • Typical Scan Time: ~ 2 s
  • Operating Temperature: 15–35°C

Download the user manual for full specifications

Experiments and Lab Ideas

Preview and/or edit the spectroscopy experiments for your curriculum by downloading the experiments below. The Student download includes objectives, materials, procedures, and analysis. The Instructor download includes notes, sample results and graphs, and answers.

Experiment Download
1 Malate Dehydrogenase Enzyme Assay Student Instructor
2 The Synthesis and Analysis of Aspirin Student Instructor
3 Nucleic Acid Quantitation Student Instructor

What’s Included

  • Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • AC power supply
  • Two Starna quartz cuvettes
  • USB cable
  • User manual

Sensor Requirements

This spectrophotometer requires either a LabQuest 2 interface, LabQuest interface, or Logger Pro 3 software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately.

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    Vernier UV-VIS SpectrophotometerVSP-UV$1,999
    Optional Accessories
    Quartz CuvettesCUV-QUARTZ$159
    Vernier UV-VIS Spectrometer Optical FiberVSP-UV-FIBER$79

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    Educational use only: Vernier products are designed for educational use. They are not appropriate for industrial, medical, or commercial applications. Product usage disclaimer »

    Order Code VSP-UV
    U.S. Educator Price $1,999

    Sample Data

    Examining the absorbance spectrum of potassium dichromate using the Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer and Logger <i>Pro</i>
    Examining the absorbance spectrum of potassium dichromate using the Vernier UV-VIS Spectrophotometer and Logger Pro
    Hydrogen emission spectrum
    Hydrogen emission spectrum
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