Shimadzu’s UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer Offers High-Sensitivity, High-Resolution Analyses for a Wide Range of Applications

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The UV-3600 Plus offers high-resolution analysis in the following application areas: materials science, including photovoltaics, electronics, optical coatings, and textiles; food science; pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and life sciences; and chemicals.

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Compared to spectrophotometers with only PMT and PbS detectors, the UV-3600 Plus significantly reduces noise level to assure high-accuracy measurements across the entire wavelength range.

Incorporating the latest technology to achieve high sensitivity, high resolution and an ultra-low stray light level, Shimadzu’s new UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer offers scientists an opportunity to provide high-performance analyses in a wealth of applications.

The UV-3600 Plus UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer is equipped with three detectors — PMT (photomultiplier tube) for ultraviolet and visible regions, and InGaAs and cooled PbS detectors for the near-infrared region — to ensure high sensitivity across the entire measured wavelength range. Compared to spectrophotometers with only PMT and PbS detectors, the UV-3600 Plus significantly reduces noise level to assure high-accuracy measurements across the entire wavelength range.

The instrument’s high-performance double monochromator makes it possible to attain an ultra-low stray light level (0.00005% max at 340 nm) with high resolution. The wide wavelength range of 185 to 3,300 nm enables measurement across the ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared regions.

Additionally, the UV-3600 offers a three-detector, multi-purpose, large-sample compartment and integrating sphere options, which enable high-sensitivity measurement of solid samples. A large number of absolute specular reflectance accessories are available to perform high-accuracy absolute reflectance measurements. Temperature-controlled cell holders and micro cell holders are also available to handle a wide range of measurement applications.

The UV-3600 Plus offers high-resolution analysis in the following application areas: materials science, including photovoltaics, electronics, optical coatings, and textiles; food science; pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and life sciences; and chemicals.

The all-in-one UVProbe software is equipped with four measurement modes to handle a wide variety of data processing needs for the UV-3600 Plus, such as peak detection and area calculations in addition to transformations such as derivative spectra and Kubelka-Munk transforms for reflectance measurements. These modes include a spectrum module, a photometric module (quantitation), a kinetics module (time course management), and a report generator. Optional software is also available for users who wish to perform measurements such as color analysis, solar transmittance, band gap, and film thickness.

For more information about the UV-3600, visit http://www.ssi.shimadzu.com/products/product.cfm?product=uv3600plus.

About Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc.
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $3 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial and Analytical Instruments. In the United States, SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service and technical support. Visit http://www.ssi.shimadzu.com for more information.

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