New plasma discharges for atomic spectrometry

Broekaert, J. A. C.; Jakubowski, N.
August 2007
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Aug2007, Vol. 388 Issue 8, p1561
Academic Journal
The author discusses the novel research in the area of plasma discharges. According to the author, there are many reasons why improvements are needed in plasma-based spectroscopy. He discloses that glow discharge atomic spectrometry, which were introduced as sources for direct solid sampling in relation to both bulk and depth profiling analysis, have been explored in relation to solution residue analysis, among others. He says demand for inductively coupled and microwave induced plasmas still exist due to their lower power and gas consumption.


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