Abbe Refractometer

Abbe Refractometer

Catalogue No. -15019

Features :
Features :
! Measuring range of refractive index nD1.300 to nD1.700.
! A thermometer is fitted on the double prism.
! A sugar scale with 0-95% reading is provided in the instrument.
! Standard glass plate having 1.509 refractive index alongwith c o n t a c t s o l u t i o n f o r standardization is also provided with the instrument.


An Abbe Refractometer is a laboratory instrument used to measure the refractive index of a substance. The refractive index is a measure of how much a substance bends light as it passes through it, and is an important characteristic for identifying and analyzing materials in chemistry, biology, and other fields.

The Abbe Refractometer works by passing a beam of light through a sample of the substance and measuring the angle at which the light is bent. The instrument uses a prism to split the light into its component wavelengths and then measures the refractive index of the substance at a specific wavelength, typically in the visible light range.

The Abbe Refractometer is commonly used in the food and beverage industry to measure the sugar content of solutions such as fruit juice or honey, as sugar has a known refractive index. It is also used in the pharmaceutical industry to measure the purity and concentration of drugs and other chemicals.

The instrument consists of a sample stage, which holds the substance being measured, and an eyepiece through which the user views the refracted light. Some models may also include a temperature control unit to account for changes in refractive index due to temperature fluctuations.