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Zeeman atomic absorption spectroscopy (review)
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Atomic absorption spectrometry AAS is an easy, high-throughput, and inexpensive technology used primarily to analyze compounds in solution. As such, AAS is used in food and beverage, water, clinical, and pharmaceutical analysis. It is also used in mining operations, such as to determine the percentage of precious metal in rocks. Atomic absorption spectrometry AAS detects elements in either liquid or solid samples through the application of characteristic wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation from a light source.
10.4: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
The earliest spectroscopy was first described by Marcus Marci von Kronland in by analyzing sunlight as is passed through water droplets and thus creating a rainbow. Kirchoff further explained the phenomenon by stating that if a material can emit radiation of a certain wavelength, that it may also absorb radiation of that wavelength. Although Bunsen and Kirchoff took a large step in defining the technique of atomic absorption spectroscopy AAS , it was not widely utilized as an analytical technique except in the field of astronomy due to many practical difficulties.
Atomic absorption spectroscopy is now a well-established technique for the determination of trace elements covering a wide range of analyte types. The early theory and instrumentation chapters incorporate recent trends in instrumental design and methodology, in particular those associated with electrothermal techniques and background correction. The major thrust of the book is represented by 14 application chapters which give an extensive well referenced review of the practical use of the technique written by experts drawn from their own speciality areas. These include the determination of trace elements in areas as diverse as environmental, chemical and industrial analysis. Whilst the book is primarily concerned with atomic absorption spectroscopy, any analyst involved in sample handling prior to trace elemental analysis will find this book a valuable compendium of methodology drawn from a very wide range of applications.