Spectrophotometer Cuvette

 

Spectrocell manufactures a variety of products for research and industry. One particular product line is cuvettes.

Spectroscopy is a technique of scientific study used in many fields of science and medicine. It makes use of the fact that different substances absorb or emit electromagnetic radiation in different ways. These differences are observed in the spectra of substances by means of an instrument called a spectrophotometer. The sample, often liquid, is contained in an optical container called a cuvette. The cuvette is placed into the spectrophotometer into a light beam of varying wavelengths. Many spectroscopic methods are based upon the exposure of a sample substance to electromagnetic radiation. Measurements are made of the intensity of radiation absorbed, emitted, or scattered by the sample, and of how the intensity changes as a function of the energy, wavelength, or frequency of the radiation.

When the regions of a spectrum where group frequencies occur are examined, strong indications of the presence of certain groups of atoms are easily found. Together with other chemical evidence, this information may be sufficient to determine the chemical structure of the substance.

Cuvettes (from Spectrocell) are fabricated from high quality optical glass or synthetic fused quartz. These materials are used due to their high purity and allow the transmission of ultraviolet and visible light. There are hundreds of variations of cuvettes. For more information please see Spectrocell's web site.

A variety of cuvettes for a variety of applications

 

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