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Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

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The Go Direct SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer quickly measures a full wavelength spectrum. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your platform.

Description

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.

Sample Data

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
View the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer user manual

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Experiments and Lab Ideas

Select a lab book to see a list of experiments and more information.

Lab Ideas and Innovative Uses

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Free Experiment

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 A Guided Inquiry Approach to Understanding Fluorescence Spectroscopy Student Instructor

Compatibility Requirements

  • LabQuest 2
    LabQuest 2

    Full Support

    The Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer is fully supported with LabQuest 2 (version 2.8.3), 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
    Computers

    Software
    InterfaceSpectral Analysis for ComputersVersion 4.3.1Graphical Analysis 4 for ComputersVersion 4.4Logger ProVersion 3.15
    No interface requiredFull support 1 2IncompatibleFull support 3
    LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 4Incompatible

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Absorbance and %Transmittance data collection only. Intensity and Fluorescence data collection will be supported in the future.
    2. 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.
    3. Connect this sensor via USB. Wireless data collection is not supported.
    4. 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 or Bluetooth.
  • Chromebook
    Chromebook

    Software
    InterfaceSpectral Analysis for ChromeVersion 4.3.1Graphical Analysis 4 for ChromeVersion 4.4
    No interface requiredFull support 1Incompatible
    LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 2

    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 or Bluetooth.
  • iOS
    iOS

    Software
    InterfaceSpectral Analysis for iOSVersion 4.3Graphical Analysis 4 for iOSVersion 4.0.3
    No interface requiredFull support 1Incompatible
    LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 2

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Absorbance and %Transmittance data collection only. Intensity and Fluorescence data collection will be supported in the future.
    2. Mobile devices can only connect to LabQuest 2 via Wireless Data Sharing.
  • Android
    Android

    Software
    InterfaceSpectral Analysis for AndroidGraphical Analysis 4 for AndroidVersion 4.4Graphical Analysis GW for AndroidVersion 3.2
    No interface requiredComing soonIncompatibleIncompatible
    LabQuest 2IncompatibleFull support 1Full support 1

    Compatibility Notes

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

    You can also use the Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer with these platforms:

What’s Included

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

Ordering Information

All prices are for U.S. educators.

NameOrder CodePriceQuantity
Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus SpectrophotometerGDX-SVISPL$399
Optional Accessories
Plastic Cuvettes (UV-VIS)CUV-UV$109
Plastic Cuvettes (Visible Range)CUV$19
Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical FiberVSP-FIBER$69

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