What Is Spectroscopy?

In a nutshell, spectroscopy is a scientific measurement technique that involves looking at the dispersion of an object’s light into its component colors. Once an object’s light can be assessed and quantified, astronomers can gain a better understanding of the physical properties of that object, including its temperature and mass.

In order to achieve this, engineers and scientists must work with specific spectroscopy equipment. What they use will depend on the species analyzed, the region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the type of radiation-matter interaction.  However, in all cases, the general idea remains the same: shining electromagnetic radiation onto an object with the goal of seeing how it responds.

There are a variety of different types of spectroscopy depending on the application. In many cases, FEP tubing or another fluoropolymer will be used as they have the corrosion resistance and thermal stability properties required for various applications in spectroscopy. FEP tubing is often used in spectroscopy instruments for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the top ones:

  • It is more cost-effective than using PTFE
  • It is the preferred fluoropolymer for tubing when clarity it necessary
  • It features a use temperature of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • It has excellent UV transmission
  • It is optimal for organization

If you would like to learn more about spectroscopy, we would highly encourage you to check out this article, which offers the basics of spectroscopy as well as other pertinent information related to how spectroscopy instruments work.


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