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What is diode array spectrometer?

A diode array is an assembly of 1024 individual photodiodes in a linear array. The device is particularly useful for spectrophotometer applications where light, spread by a prism, is shone onto the array and the intensity of the wavelength spectrum measured simultaneously.

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Herein, what is a diode array detector?

Diode-Array Detection (DAD) or Photodiode-Array Detection (PDA) is an analytical technique that can be used to determine the purity of an analyte or related impurity peak eluting during an HPLC separation. The diode array detector uses the same principles of operation as a variable wavelength detector (VWD).

Subsequently, question is, why PDA detector is used in HPLC? UV, VIS, and PDA Detectors UV detector is a very commonly used detector for HPLC analysis. During the analysis, sample goes through a clear color-less glass cell, called flow cell. When UV light is irradiated on the flow cell, sample absorbs a part of UV light. PDA detects an entire spectrum simultaneously.

Also, what is the use of PDA detector?

HPLC PDA Detector. Diode array detectors (also referred to as a DAD detector or more specifically HPLC PDA detector) are used for obtaining spectral profiles from molecular mixtures or chromatographically separated samples.

What are the advantages of the diode array spectrophotometer used over conventional instruments?

1.1. The most important advantage of the diode-array UV detector over conventional multiwavelength UV detectors is the speed of scanning the spectra. Using the reversed optics of the diode-array spectrophotometer enables all points in the spectrum to be measured simultaneously on the array of fixed photodiodes.

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