Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer

The Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer is a simple, user-friendly device for demonstrating the fundamental principles of chemical kinetics and photochemistry to undergraduate chemistry students. It measures the absorption and emission changes over time of a photoexcited sample at a single wavelength, which is determined by a filter (600 nm filter included).

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$8,690.00

Photochemical reactions are very important in many areas of chemistry with applications including photodynamic therapy and solar energy harvesting. These reactions often proceed quickly and, as a result, require fast reaction techniques to analyze. The Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer is a simple, user-friendly transient absorption spectrometer. It is useful for demonstrating the fundamental principles of these types of fast, photo-catalyzed reactions. Some experiment ideas include kinetics of photochemical reactions such as

  • Excited-state dynamics
  • Triplet-decay analysis
  • Time-resolved phosphorescence
  • Phosphorescence-quenching kinetics
  • Isomerization
  • Reactive free radicals
  • Photocatalysis

Spectral coverage: 450–750 nm
Temporal resolution: 100 microseconds
Spectral Resolution: Determined by the filter used (typically 10 nm)
Minimum time window: 15 milliseconds

  • Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer
  • One fluorescence quartz cuvette
  • USB cable

 

  • Excitation colored glass filters
    • CG-BG-3
    • CG-BG-39
  • Detection dielectric interference filters, 10 nm bandwidth, center lines at (nm):
    • 450
    • 480
    • 500
    • 520
    • 540
    • 560
    • 580
    • 600
    • 620
    • 640
    • 660
    • 680
    • 700

Fluorescence/UV Quartz Cuvette (CUV-QUARTZ-FUV)

User Manual: https://www.vernier.com/manuals/vsp-fp/
Warranty: 5-year limited warranty
FAQ: https://www.vernier.com/til/3479/

The Vernier Flash Photolysis Spectrometer is currently for Windows computers only. It connects directly to a computer via USB and does not require a Vernier interface. The software is provided as a free download. You do not need to purchase LabVIEW for this VI to work.

DOWNLOAD FLASH PHOTOLYSIS SPECTROMETER SOFTWARE

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the zip file VSP-FP_Flash_Photolysis_Software.zip.
  2. Extract the zip file.
  3. Open and run the software.

The reference manual contains helpful background information on excited state chemical kinetics, important technical information for operation, and three experiments:

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