Definition of monochromator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnə(ʊ)krəˌmeɪtə/
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈkrɒmɪtə/


A device used to select radiation of (or very close to) a single wavelength or energy.
Example sentences
  • Spectra were also corrected for the wavelength-dependent efficiencies of the photomultiplier tube detector and monochromators.
  • A narrow slit in front of the light source lets a small beam of light through to a device called a monochromator, which separates the wavelengths.
  • Extensive studies have been carried out to obtain a reliable wavelength calibration of the monochromator and to assess the reproducibility of its sine drive arm.

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