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Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

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The Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer measures the absorbance and fluorescence spectra of various chemical and biochemical compounds.

Description

Our affordable Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is designed specifically for upper-level chemistry courses. We’ve combined the functionality of a fluorometer with the power of a UV/VIS spectrophotometer to allow students to easily and accurately conduct numerous fluorescence experiments with compounds such as quinine sulfate, DAPI, GFP, and tryptophan. Exchangeable LEDs ensure you get the exact excitation wavelength needed for your experiment. To conduct emission spectra experiments simply attach the Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical Fiber.

The Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer connects directly to a computer or LabQuest. Data can be collected and analyzed using our Logger Pro software, so there is no need to train students on yet another instrument software.

Sample Data

Specifications

  • Detection modes: Absorbance and Fluorescence
  • Dimensions: 18.5 cm × 17.0 cm × 7.0 cm
  • Power supply: AC adapter (included)
  • Power consumption: 3 A start-up, 500 mA continuous
  • Absorbance light source: deuterium (UV) and incandescent (VIS)
  • Emission light source: Exchangeable LED (ships with 375 nm, 450 nm, 525 nm)
  • 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)
  • Absorbance photometric accuracy: ± 5.0% (as determined with potassium dichromate NIST standards)
  • Absorbance photometric range (for best accuracy): 0.1–1.0
  • Typical scan time: ~ 2 s
  • Sample format: 10 mm × 10 mm cuvette (UV fluorescence cuvette included)
  • Fluorescence emission detection limit: 1 mg/L quinine sulfate dihydrate in 0.1 M H2SO4
View the Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer user manual

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 Absorbance and Fluorescence Characterization of Quinine Student Instructor

Compatibility Requirements

The Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer may require a compatible interface and software. Choose a platform below to see compatible interface and software options.

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.7.2), a standalone data logger with built-in graphing and analysis software.

    Learn more about LabQuest 2 »

  • Computers
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.1Logger ProVersion 3.14.1Spectral Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.0.1
    No interface requiredIncompatibleFull supportPartial support 1
    LabQuest 2Full support 2IncompatibleIncompatible

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Absorbance and %Transmittance data collection only. Intensity and Fluorescence data collection will be supported in the future.
    2. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. This sensor is not supported when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.1Spectral Analysis for ChromeVersion 4.0.1
    No interface requiredIncompatiblePartial support 1
    LabQuest 2Full support 2Incompatible

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Absorbance and %Transmittance data collection only. Intensity and Fluorescence data collection will be supported in the future.
    2. Full support of this sensor is only available when LabQuest 2 is connected to a computer or Chromebook via Wireless Data Sharing. This sensor is not supported when connected to a computer or Chromebook via USB.
  • Mobile Devices
    Mobile Devices

    Software
    InterfaceGraphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.1Graphical Analysis for AndroidVersion 3.1.1
    LabQuest 2Full support 1Full support 1

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.

What’s Included

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS SpectrophotometerVSP-FUV$2,750
Optional Accessories
Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical FiberVSP-FIBER$69
VSP 280 nm LED CartridgeVSP-280$350
VSP 350 nm LED CartridgeVSP-350$140
VSP 400 nm LED CartridgeVSP-400$80
VSP 500 nm LED CartridgeVSP-500$80

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