DIY Mass Spectrometry

By | August 28, 2012
Ever wonder what in a particular material? Here's an inexpensive way to find out: A DIY Mass Spectrometry kit! 

… or rather: a smart application of the DVD diffraction grating property. Now you know what I'll be doing this weekend with the kids – not quite a spectrometer yet, but we'll be playing with various light sources and spectra.

/via +fan tai 

Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit
This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.

3 thoughts on “DIY Mass Spectrometry

  1. David Rabanus

    You might want to be careful in the wording: this Public Lab DIY Spectrometry Kit has nothing to do with "mass spectrometry". The former is optical spectrometry which separates wavelengths into their sizes (i.e. provides a spectrum), and the latter separates out particle (e.g. atoms, molecules) masses according to their weight.


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