Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TOKYO:8036, Hitachi High-Tech) today announced the development of the Ratio Beam Spectrophotometer U-5100, a user-friendly system that offers a small footprint, energy savings, and excellent design qualities. Sales of the U-5100 to universities, research institutions and other customers around the world are started in April , 2010.
A spectrophotometer is a device for measuring the density of substances in a test sample by directing a beam of white light split into individual colors using a prism or diffraction grating at a sample and detecting the wavelengths of light that pass through. With a wide range of applications in academic and industrial fields such as materials science, environment, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology, spectrometers have already proven useful in research and development. (more…)