SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer

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SpectroVis Plus is a portable and affordable visible light spectrophotometer with fluorescence capabilities. Measure wavelengths from 380 nm to 950 nm and analyze results in full color.

Description

Tech & Learning Award of Excellence 2011 Winner The SpectroVis Plus educational spectrophotometer combines fluorescence capabilities with a linear CCD array detector in an award winning, compact unit that requires no external power supply. Two different excitation wavelengths enable analysis of compounds such as fluorescein, chlorophyll, or GFP.

  • Connect SpectroVis directly to LabQuest or a computer USB port.
  • Set up experiments quickly with one-step calibration.
  • Collect data in under one second with array spectrometer technology.
  • Analyze full-wavelength spectrum data in full-color with Logger Pro.

Spectroscopy with SpectroVis Plus

SpectroVis Plus enables a wide range of introductory spectroscopy experiments for chemistry, biology, and physics.

  • Determine peak wavelength to collect data on solution concentration for studies of Beer’s law or to monitor rates of reaction.
  • Collect a full wavelength spectrum to measure absorbance, percent transmittance, fluorescence, or emissions.
  • Conduct enzyme kinetics experiments.
  • Engage in equilibrium studies of absorbance vs. time or absorbance vs.concentration.
  • Perform colorimetric or fluorescent bioassays.
  • Use the SpectroVis Optical Fiber Accessory to measure emissions from flame tests or other light sources. For more detailed emissions analysis, consider the Vernier Emissions Spectrometer.

How SpectroVis Plus Works

SpectroVis employs an LED and tungsten bulb to transmit light through a solution containing the sample. The transmitted light then passes through a high-quality diffraction grating and the diffracted light is sorted and collected by the linear CCD array detector.

Linear CCD array detector diagram

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Specifications

  • Wavelength Range: 380 nm–950 nm
  • Support for fluorescence: Two excitation sources centered at 405 nm and 500 nm
  • Reported Wavelength Interval: ~1 nm between reported values (collects 570 values)
  • Optical Resolution: 4.0 nm (as determined with 656 nm hydrogen emission spectral line FWHM) and 25 nm (as determined with 486 nm hydrogen emission spectral line FWHM)
  • Wavelength Accuracy: +/- 3.0 nm (at 650 nm) and +/- 7.0 nm (at 450 nm)
  • Photometric Accuracy: +/- 13.0% (as determined with nickel sulfate standards from 0.1 to 1.0 A.U.)
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm
  • Light Sources: Incandescent white bulb, approximately 8000 hour lifetime, one-step calibration. LED-based, approximately 100,000 hour lifetime. No external power is required.

Experiments and Lab Ideas

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What's Included

  • SpectroVis Plus spectrophotometer (15 cm x 9 cm x 4 cm)
  • 15 Plastic cuvettes and lids (10 mm path length)
  • Standard USB cable
  • User manual

Requirements

SpectroVis Plus requires either a LabQuest 2 interface or a computer running Logger Pro 3 software to collect data. Interface and software sold separately.

To use with a LabQuest, you will need LabQuest App 1.3 or newer. Download free LabQuest software update »

To use SpectroVis Plus with a computer, you will need Logger Pro 3.8.2 or newer. Download free Logger Pro 3 update »

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

    NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
    SpectroVis PlusSVIS-PL$469
    Optional Accessories
    Cuvette RackCUV-RACK$9
    Plastic Cuvettes (visible range)CUV$15
    SpectroVis Optical FiberSVIS-FIBER$69
    Spectrum Tube Carousel Power SupplyST-CAR$292
    Spectrum Tube Single Power SupplyST-SPS$229

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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 SVIS-PL
    U.S. Educator Price $469

    Sample Data

    Absorbance vs. wavelength spectrum, Beer's law plot, and kinetics time-graph plot for the crystal violet-sodium hydroxide reaction
    Chlorophyll absorbance spectrum
    Helium emission spectrum
    Fluorescence of fluorescein and phenolphthalein
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