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Deakin Research

Institute for Frontier Materials


Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectrophotometer

McPherson VUV Spectrophotometer


A spectrometer is an instrument used to measure properties of light over a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, typically used in spectroscopic analysis to identify materials.

The McPherson UV Vacuum Spectrophotometer is for diverse spectral measurements across a broad wavelength range, extending from the vacuum ultraviolet to the near infrared. The overall range can be expanded with the addition of alternate sources and detectors.

The vacuum chamber is equipped with a 5 sample holder hich can be rotated in situ and we also have the optional cryogenic sample mount for measurements in the 10 to 500 kelvin range.


McPherson VUV Spectrophotometer


  • Deuterium lamp
  • Excitation monochrometer model 234/302
  • Emmision monochrometer model 2035 with stepper motor drive
  • Water cooled CCD detector
  • Water cooled Photomultiplier tube

Supervising Technician: Robert Lovett

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

27th February 2015