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UV-Visible Spectrophotometer UV-Vis Measurement Tutorial for Nanoparticle Solutions

November 18, 2016

In the first of many, we have a tutorial on how to use a UV-vis spectrophotometer – we appreciate any suggestions you might have for future tutorials!

Demonstration of how to accurately measure the optical spectra of solutions of nanoparticles using a UV-VIS (UV-Visible) spectrophotometer.  In this demo, we use an Agilent 8453 Spectrophotometer and measure a sample of nanoComposix’s NanoXact 10 nm Silver Nanospheres, but the same techniques can be applied to many different instruments and sample types.

Video discusses:

  • Background of UV-Vis spectrophotometry
  • Blanking the instrument 
  • Measuring your sample
  • Other tips & things to watch out for when measuring UV-Vis

More information about UV-Vis measurements and Plasmonic materials can be found through the following links:

Let us measure your sample for you!  Find out more about our UV-Vis measurement services and other nanoparticle characterization services.

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