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Shimadzu UV-1601 UV-VIS Spectrometer

The Shimadzu UV-1601 UV-VIS spectrometer is used for transmission spectroscopy in the range from 190 nm to 1100 nm. There are two lamps used: a tungsten lamp that covers the region from 350 nm to 1100 nm, and a deuterium lamp that covers the region from 190 nm to 350 nm. The instrument can be used in a scanning spectrum mode, a kinetics mode, and a quantitative analysis mode. Data acquisition and processing is controlled through the Shimadzu UV-Probe software.


A Peltier temperature controller is available to heat or cool sample and reference cells while acquiring spectra.This accessory has a temperature range of 7 C to 60 C.

Persons needing to use the UV-VIS should contact Jim Windak for training,

The Shimadzu UV-VIS User's Booklet should be printed out and read prior to the training class.

You will need to provide a valid shortcode account number for billing your access time on the instrument. Current rates are $9 per hour for UM shortcode accounts, and $65 per hour for non-UM accounts.

The Shimadzu UV-VIS spectrometer is located in room 3411 Chemistry.

Reserve a time on this machine using the CTools calendar.

If you are outside UMich, contact Jim Windak to arrange time.




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