Hamamatsu Photonics has developed a UV-sensitive model of “mini-spectrometer micro series” that offer high sensitivity, fingertip size and low cost. These features help slash the size of environmental measuring instruments.

  • Hamamatsu Photonics K. K.
    Headquarters: 325-6, Sunayama-cho, Naka-ku,
    Hamamatsu City, Japan
    President and CEO: Tadashi Maruno

Micro series mini-spectrometer C16767MA

Micro series mini-spectrometer C16767MA

 Hamamatsu Photonics now introduces a UV-sensitive model of “mini-spectrometer micro series” called the C16767MA that is highly sensitive to UV light. The C16767MA was designed and developed by leveraging our unique micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology and advanced opto-semiconductor manufacturing technology.

 The C16767MA separates UV light in the range of 190 to 440 nm or nanometers (a nanometer is one billionth of a meter) into multiple wavelengths and then simultaneously measures the light intensity at each wavelength. As just one application, for example, the C16767MA can be mounted in compact water quality monitors. Installing these monitors in rivers, lakes or oceans allows inspecting and analyzing the content of multiple types of pollutants in water via absorption spectrophotometry (*1). The C16767MA also assists in designing and manufacturing inexpensive water quality monitors that are easily installable in large numbers at many testing sites to monitor water quality, thus improving the accuracy of water quality assessment over broad-ranging areas. By expanding sales of the C16767MA, we will contribute to ensuring safer water and address climate change.

 Sales of the C16767MA will start on Wednesday, November 15 this year for domestic and overseas manufacturers of environmental measurement instruments. The C16767MA will also be on display at “PHOTON FAIR 2023” which is an all-inclusive Hamamatsu Photonics exhibition showing off our advanced technologies and products along with the tremendous possibilities of light. The exhibition will be held over three days starting from Thursday, November 16 at Act City Hamamatsu (Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City, Japan) for the first time in 5 years.

*1: Absorption spectrophotometry is an analytical technique based on the ability of a substance to absorb light. By shining light on a sample such as water and measuring its absorbance, the concentration of contaminants in the sample can be determined.

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