What is it about?

This work shows how a smartphone can be used as a spectrophotometer and shows the results of testing it against commercial spectrophotometers.

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Why is it important?

Spectrophotometry is an important method in many branches of science and industry, the low cost of this model make the technique available for many more people and for different applications.

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This page is a summary of: Low-cost (<€5), open-source, potential alternative to commercial spectrophotometers, PLoS Biology, June 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000321.
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