Micro Total Analysis Systems Analysis

Micro Total Analysis Systems analysis with a microspectrophotometer

Microspectrophotometers are used to analyze Micro total analysis system test points by reflectance, absorbance and fluorescence


Micro Total Analysis System analysis with a microspectrophotometer

Typical test spectra



Micro total analysis systems devices, sometimes called lab-on-a-chip devices, are designed to replicate a series of full-scale chemical and biological reactions on a single micro-scale device.  They are sometimes called microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for their fluid handling capabilities on the microscopic scale. As such, a single device is used to replicate a series of chemical reactions but on a microscopic scale.  Therefore analytical techniques are required that can measure whether reactions have reached a successful conclusion but of micro-scale volumes.

Due to the microscopic volumes of the materials to be analyzed, microspectrophotometers are the perfect tool.  Able to analyze micro-scale volumes by absorption, reflectance or even fluorescence, these tools are easy-to-use and very accurate.  Their flexibility and accuracy make them very importance when developing or using custom micro total analysis systems. 

To learn more about microspectroscopy and Micro Total Analysis Systems development and testing, select one of the following links: 

What is a Microspectrophotometer?

Science of Microspectrophotometers

Microspectrophotometer Design

Uses of Microspectrophotometers

20/30 PV™ Microspectrophotometers

CRAIC Apollo™ Raman Microspectrometer