An Analysis of UV VIS NIR Spectrophotometer Market

Published: 23rd December 2009
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The market of UV and VIS or visible spectroscopy is fairly profitable with a net worth of more than $700 million in the year 2007 alone. In this data, the specific market for UV VIS NIR spectrophotometer is 10% of the reported net worth for the year. In order to cover a wider range of analysis, you can use multiple detectors in your UV VIS NIR machine. Those manufacturers who use this system are those typically in the higher end of the UV-VIS market.

A lot of UV-VIS spectrophotometers usually make use of PMT or photomultiplier (PMT) detector. This will allow the device to cover both the ultraviolet and the visible spectrum. It also covers the very near infrared or NIR spectrum to a maximum range of 1100nm. Manufacturers who would like to make their product more flexible by covering the complete NIR spectrum make use of lead sulfide (PbS) detector combined with PMT detector.

There are also other brands of the UV VIS spectrophotometer device that makes use of indium gallium arsenide or InGaAs detector. This type is only capable of reading up to 1800nm, but it has better resolution and it eliminates the gaps that are usually present when using the combination of PMT and PbS.

There are companies who produce UV VIS NIR spectrophotometer that utilizes all three detectors. The price for this is expected to be more expensive but the quality of the result is worth it.

The UV VIS NIR spectrophotometer is the device depended upon when it comes to applications in relation to electronics, fiber optics, semiconductors and materials used in photonics. This device is also widely used in the field of biotechnology and pharmacy. When you need to analyze liquids more than you need to analyze solids, this NIR technology is the one to have.

In terms of the world market, the sales of UV VIS NIR spectrophotometer amounted to nearly 50 million dollars in the year 2007. More than 60% of this can be related to initial systems. The market experienced a down year in 2008 due to the downturn in industries like electronics and semiconductor.

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