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Where to find the UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Database?

Our public database contains specifications on UV-Vis spectrophotometers from more than 75 different UV-Vis brands. You can also check out whether your spectrophotometer can be instantly upgraded to do state-of-the-art laboratory analysis.

We have created a database containing specifications on UV-Vis spectrophotometers for public use. It includes information on name, brand, type, light beam height z in the optcial path (8.5/15/20 mm), wavelength interval, spectral bandwidth, wavelength accuracy and reproducibility, maximum scanning speed, connectivity interface and compatibility with the NanoCuvette™-series. The information is continuously updated and can be found here:




Currently, 75 UV-Vis brands are mentioned, including ACTTR, Agilent, Amersham, Aminco, Analytik Jena, Aqualabo, Aqualytic, Aurora Biomed, Auxilab, Avans, Azzota, Barnstead Turner, Beckman Coulter, Biochrom, Bio-Rad, BMG Lab Tech, Boeco, Cecil, Daigger, DeNovix, DLAB Scientific, Dynamica, E-Chrom Tech, Ecroskhim, Edinburgh Instruments, EMCLAB Instruments, Eppendorf, Faithful, Femto, GBC Scientific Equipment, Hanon Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HORIBA Jobin Yvon, Jasco, Jenway, Labman Scientific Instruments, Labomed, Labtron, LLG-Labware, Lovibond, M&A Instruments, Mapada Instruments, Metash Instrument, Metertech, Mettler Toledo, Mikrolab, Molecular Devices, Ocean Insight, Onda, PerkinElmer, Persee, PG Instruments, Pharma Test, Pharmacia, RIGOL Technologies, Safas, Sarspec, Sartorius, Scinco, Shimadzu, Spectronic, Spectroquant, Thermo Scientific, Transasia, Uniequip, Unico, U-Therm International, UVIKON, Varian, VWR (Avantor), Walden, Xylem Analytics, Yoke Instrument and Zuzi.


Note that according to the IUPAC Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, spectrophotometers measure ‘attenuance’ which reduces to ‘absorbance’ when there is negligible scattering or reflection.

This information is meant for guidance only. Copenhagen Nanosystems ApS takes no responsibility or liability for the information provided. Please write to sales@cphnano.com if you want to add your UV-Vis instrument to the list or let us know of any mistakes.