ASTM-E275 Standard Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometers

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Standard Practice for Describing and Measuring Performance of Ultraviolet and Visible Spectrophotometers




1.1 This practice covers the description of requirements of spectrophotometric performance, especially for test methods, and the testing of the adequacy of available equipment for a specific method (for example, qualification for a given application). The tests give a measurement of some of the important parameters controlling results obtained in spectrophotometric methods, but it is specifically not to be concluded that all the factors in instrument performance are measured, or in fact may be required for a given application.

1.1.1 This practice is primarily directed to dispersive spectrophotometers used for transmittance measurements rather than instruments designed for diffuse transmission and diffuse reflection.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Significance and Use

4.1 This practice permits an analyst to compare the general performance of an instrument, as it is being used in a specific spectrophotometric method, with the performance of instruments used in developing the method.


molecular spectroscopy; spectroscopy; ultraviolet spectrophotometer; visible spectrophotometer; ICS Number Code 17.180.30 (Optical measuring instruments)

To find similar documents by ASTM Volume:

03.06 (Molecular Spectroscopy; Surface Analysis)

To find similar documents by classification:

17.180.30 (Optical measuring instruments Including spectroscopes, geodetic instruments, etc. Ophthalmic optics and instruments, see 11.040.70 Laser equipment, see 31.260 Fibre optics, see 33.180 Optical equipment, materials and components, see 37.020 Photographic equipment lenses, see 37.040.10)

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2008 R13 EDITION



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Jan. 15, 2013

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