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Go Direct® Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

The Go Direct Fluorescence/UV-Vis Spectrophotometer measures fluorescence and absorbance spectra of myriad samples, such as quinine sulfate, fluorescein, chlorophyll, and fluorescent proteins, all while connecting to your device via Bluetooth® wireless technology or USB.

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Set your students up for success with the Go Direct Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer. Geared toward upper-level chemistry, this innovative device combines the functionality of a fluorometer with the power of a UV/VIS spectrophotometer. The Go Direct Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer allows students to conduct fluorescence data collection back-to-back with absorbance data collection in a single instrument. This supports quantum yield studies, quenching investigations, kinetics, Beer’s law, and simple fluorescence detection with samples such as quinine sulfate, DAPI, GFP, and tryptophan. Excitation LEDs included are 375 nm, 450 nm, and 525 nm—other wavelengths can be purchased separately. Inquire about custom wavelengths. To conduct emission spectra experiments, simply attach the Vernier Spectrophotometer Optical Fiber.

Additionally, the Go Direct Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer connects directly to a tablet, computer, or LabQuest®, offering students the flexibility to work with many technologies used in chemistry labs. Data can be collected and analyzed using our LabQuest 2, LabQuest 3,  Logger Pro® software, or free Vernier Spectral Analysis® software, which allows users to spend less time learning different interfaces and more time in the laboratory.

  • Detection modes: Absorbance,  Fluorescence, %Transmittance, Intensity, and Raw Lamp
  • Experiment types:  Full Spectrum, time-based (kinetics), and event-based (Beer’s law)
  • Dimensions: 18.5 cm × 17.0 cm × 7.0 cm
  • Lamp power supply: AC adapter (included)
  • Bluetooth power supply: USB (USB 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, and 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 standards)
  • 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
  • Go Direct Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer
  • AC Power Supply
  • Fluorescence quartz cuvette
  • Mini USB Cable
  • USB Power Adapter
  • LED cartridges (3): 375 nm, 450 nm, 525 nm

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Warranty: 5-year limited warranty (1 year on lamp, none on consumables)

Free Experiment Downloads

Preview and/or edit the spectroscopy experiments for your curriculum by downloading a zip file for each of the experiments below. Each experiment’s zip file contains two student versions (one for use with Logger Pro®/LabQuest® and one for Vernier Spectral Analysis®) as well as an instructor version. The Student download includes objectives, materials, procedures, and analysis for use with Vernier Spectral Analysis®, LabQuest®, or Logger Pro®. The Instructor download includes notes, sample results and graphs, and answers.