Associations to the word «Spectrometer»

Wiktionary

SPECTROMETER, noun. (analytical chemistry) An optical instrument for measuring the absorption of light by chemical substances; typically it will plot a graph of absorption versus wavelength or frequency, and the patterns produced are used to identify the substances present, and their internal structure.

Dictionary definition

SPECTROMETER, noun. Spectroscope for obtaining a mass spectrum by deflecting ions into a thin slit and measuring the ion current with an electrometer.

Wise words

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