How to Test a Spectrometer?

Answer Scientists, engineers, and technicians use spectrometers to measure the energy makeup of light. Different light sources, such as incandescent lamps, fluorescent office lights, and natural sunlight ... Read More »

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What is a spectrometer?

According to the New American Heritage dictionary, a spectrometer is "a spectroscope equipped with scales for measuring wavelengths, or indexes of refraction." Spectroscopes are more generalized in... Read More »

How to Use an Infrared Spectrometer?

An infrared (IR) spectrometer is a device used in chemistry labs to determine the identity of a molecule. A beam of infrared light scans the sample and detects differences in the vibrational frequ... Read More »

Who invented the X-ray spectrometer?

William Henry Bragg invented the X-ray spectrometer while he was occupying the Cavendish chair of physics at the University of Leeds. Together with his son William Lawrence Bragg, he founded the sc... Read More »

Who was the inventor of the spectrometer?

The spectrometer was invented in 1939 by the American chemist Arnold O. Beckman. A spectrometer is one of the two component of a spectrophotometer. It produces light of any selected color (i.e., wa... Read More »