Mike  &  Will's  Helpful  SmartSpec™ Tips

WARNING: Beyond this point you may find EXTREMELY helpful tips concerning how to use the Spectrophotometer to get your project done right!

Turn the SmartSpec™ on 10 to 15 minutes before you wish to use it — this allows the spectrophotometer to warm up and ensures accurate readings.


Be sure that the full 3 milliliters of solution is put into both the "blank" cuvette and the sample cuvette(s) — a cuvette with less than 3 ml solution will likely yield an inaccurate reading.

Before inserting any cuvette into the spec, thoroughly wipe off all four sides with accuwipes (which can be found in the microbiology lab next to the microwave).

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