Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

$399.00

The Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer quickly measures a full wavelength spectrum. It connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology or via USB to your device.

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Introduce your students to spectroscopy with the affordable Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer. Capable of connecting wirelessly or by USB, this device can easily collect a full wavelength spectrum (absorbance, percent transmission, or intensity) in less than one second. Once the peak wavelength is determined, you can establish the concentration of a solution (Beer’s law) or monitor rates of reactions. A low light path allows the Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer to be used for microscale labs and biochemistry applications with micro and semi-micro cuvettes.

The Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer can be used in a variety spectroscopy experiments:

  • 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 (at 405 nm or 500 nm excitation), 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 Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer for quantitative fluorescence analysis.
  • Use the Spectrophotometer Optical Fiber to measure emissions from flame tests or other light sources. For more detailed emissions analysis, consider the Vernier Emissions Spectrometer.

How Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Works

The Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer employs an LED and tungsten bulb to transmit light through a high-quality diffraction grating. The diffracted light is sorted and collected by the linear CCD array detector.

Linear CCD array detector diagram

Spectroscopy with Go Direct SpectroVis Plus

To use the Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer, download our free Spectral Analysis app. The app is compatible with computers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices. Students may also connect to LabQuest 2 or to a computer with Logger Pro to perform analysis.

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 (FWHM): 5.0 nm
  • Wavelength accuracy: ± 4.0 nm
  • Photometric accuracy: ± 0.10 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.
  • Typical scan time: ~2 s
  • Connections:
    • Wireless: Bluetooth
    • Wired: USB

Experiments

Middle School (2 experiments)
High School (35 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
Investigating the Kinetics of a Crystal Violet ReactionVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Investigating LeChatelier’s PrincipleVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Investigating Food Dyes in Sports BeveragesVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Determining the Copper Content in BrassVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
Separating MoleculesVernier Chemistry Investigations for Use with AP* Chemistry
The Visible Spectra of Plant PigmentsAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Determination of Chlorophyll in Olive OilAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Enzyme Analysis using TyrosinaseAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Introduction to Neurotransmitters using AChEAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Macromolecules: Experiments with ProteinAdvanced Biology with Vernier
PhotosynthesisAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Photosynthesis by ChloroplastsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Plant PigmentsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Evolution of Cellobiase in FungiInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Chemistry of MembranesInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Investigating ProteinInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Testing Enzyme Activity (Spectrometer)Investigating Biology through Inquiry
Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme ActionInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Analysis of Enzymes using TyrosinaseInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Population DynamicsBiology with Vernier
PhotosynthesisBiology with Vernier
The Effect of Alcohol on Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
The Determination of an Equilibrium ConstantAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Synthesis and Analysis of AspirinAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Rate and Order of a Chemical ReactionAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Rate Determination and Activation EnergyAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawChemistry with Vernier
Chemical Equilibrium: Finding a Constant, KcChemistry with Vernier
Rate Law Determination of the Crystal Violet ReactionChemistry with Vernier
Determining the Free Chlorine Content of Swimming Pool WaterChemistry with Vernier
Determining the Quantity of Iron in a Vitamin TabletChemistry with Vernier
PhosphatesWater Quality with Vernier
NitrateWater Quality with Vernier
College (29 experiments)
ExperimentLab Book
The Visible Spectra of Plant PigmentsAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Determination of Chlorophyll in Olive OilAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Enzyme Analysis using TyrosinaseAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Introduction to Neurotransmitters using AChEAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Macromolecules: Experiments with ProteinAdvanced Biology with Vernier
PhotosynthesisAdvanced Biology with Vernier
Photosynthesis by ChloroplastsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Plant PigmentsInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Evolution of Cellobiase in FungiInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Chemistry of MembranesInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Investigating ProteinInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme ActionInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Analysis of Enzymes using TyrosinaseInvestigating Biology through Inquiry
Population DynamicsBiology with Vernier
PhotosynthesisBiology with Vernier
The Effect of Alcohol on Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
Biological MembranesBiology with Vernier
The Determination of an Equilibrium ConstantAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Synthesis and Analysis of AspirinAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
The Rate and Order of a Chemical ReactionAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Rate Determination and Activation EnergyAdvanced Chemistry with Vernier
Extraction of Spinach Pigments and Analysis by Electronic Absorption SpectroscopyOrganic Chemistry with Vernier
Grignard Formation of Crystal VioletOrganic Chemistry with Vernier
Synthesis of FluoresceinOrganic Chemistry with Vernier
Synthesis of Methyl Orange and Its Application to TextilesOrganic Chemistry with Vernier
Determining the Concentration of a Solution: Beer's LawChemistry with Vernier
PhosphatesWater Quality with Vernier
NitrateWater Quality with Vernier

Requirements

Choose a platform below to see its compatibility requirements.

LabQuest 2

Full Support

The Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.5), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

Compatibility Notes

  1. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
Computers
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Computers
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis 4 for Computers
Version 4.10
Logger Pro
Version 3.16
No interface requiredFull support 1 2IncompatibleFull support 3
LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 4Incompatible

Compatibility Notes

  1. For Bluetooth® connectivity, only computers running Windows 10 or Mac OS X 10.10 or newer are supported. The computer must also have a compatible Bluetooth 4.0+ radio.
  2. Some older Go Direct SpectroVis Plus units require a free firmware update to work via a wireless Bluetooth® connection.
  3. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
  4. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 (via USB) when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
Chromebook
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Chrome
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis 4 for Chrome
Version 4.10
No interface requiredFull support 1Incompatible
LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 2

Compatibility Notes

  1. Some older Go Direct SpectroVis Plus units require a free firmware update to work via a wireless Bluetooth® connection.
  2. Connect this sensor directly to a computer or Chromebook via a USB or wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 (via USB) when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing.
iOS
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for iOS
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis 4 for iOS
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for iOS
Version 4.0.6
No interface requiredFull support 1IncompatibleIncompatible
LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 2 3Full support 2 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Some older Go Direct SpectroVis Plus units require a free firmware update to work via a wireless Bluetooth® connection.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to an iOS or Android™ device via wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 (via USB) when LabQuest 2 is connected to an iOS or Android device via Wireless Data Sharing.
Android
Software
InterfaceSpectral Analysis for Android
Version 4.8
Graphical Analysis 4 for Android
Version 4.10
Graphical Analysis GW for Android
Version 3.2
No interface requiredFull support 1IncompatibleIncompatible
LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 2 3Full support 2 3

Compatibility Notes

  1. Some older Go Direct SpectroVis Plus units require a free firmware update to work via a wireless Bluetooth® connection.
  2. iOS and Android devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  3. Connect this sensor directly to an iOS or Android™ device via wireless Bluetooth® connection and use with Spectral Analysis App for best results. Alternatively, this sensor is fully supported when used with LabQuest 2 (via USB) when LabQuest 2 is connected to an iOS or Android device via Wireless Data Sharing.

What's Included

  • Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer
  • 15 plastic cuvettes and lids
  • Mini USB Cable
  • Power supply

Accessories

AccessoryOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® Charge StationGDX-CRG$69.00
Cuvette RackCUV-RACK$9.00
Plastic Cuvettes (Visible Range)CUV$19.00
Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical FiberVSP-FIBER$74.00
Mini USB-C CableCB-USB-C-MINI$9.00
Plastic Cuvettes (UV-VIS)CUV-UV$153.00

Support

Warranty

5-year limited warranty (1 year on battery, 3 years on lamp, none on consumables)

Replacement Parts

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