Table of Contents

Preliminaries

CHAPTER 1
A Review of Optical Physics

CHAPTER 2
Flame Atomic Absorption and Emission Spectrometry

2.1 Introduction and History of AAS

2.2 Components of a Flame Atomic Absorption/Emission Spectrometer System

2.2.1 Overview

2.2.2 Optical Radiation Sources

2.2.3 Mirrors

2.2.4 Chopper

2.2.5 Burner Head

2.2.6 Instrumental Noise in the Source Lamp and Flame

2.2.7 Slits

2.2.8 Monochromators

2.2.9 Detectors

2.2.10 Instrumental Noise in Detectors

2.2.11 Data Processing

2.3 Specialized Sample Introduction Techniques and Analysis
2.3.1 Aqueous Sample Introduction

2.3.2 Mercury Cold Vapor

2.3.3 Hydride Generation

2.3.4 Electrothermal Vaporization (Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption, GFAA)

2.3.5 Glow-Discharge Atomization for Solid Samples

2.4 General Operation of FAAS and FAES Instruments

2.5 Summary

2.6 Questions

CHAPTER 3
Inductively Coupled Plasma—Atomic Emission Spectrometry

CHAPTER 4
Mass Spectrometry

CHAPTER 5
Contrasts and Comparisons of Instrumentation

CHAPTER 6
Proper Laboratory Protocol for FAAS and ICP-MS

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