Glow discharge devices have been utilized as spectrochemical sources for over one hundred years, dating back to the earliest studies of atomic structures. It has only been during the last 40 years that they have been employed in the arena of chemical analysis. Glow Discharge Plasmas in Analytical Spectroscopy presents the state of the art in the use of these devices across a wide range of applications, including materials science, environmental analysis, and bioanalytical chemistry. Glow discharge devices are well known for their application in direct solids elemental analysis of metals and alloys by optical and mass spectrometries. These basic capabilities have been extended to the analysis of non-conducting materials such as glass and ceramics and the depth resolved analysis of all kinds of technical materials.
This multi-author, edited volume includes chapters which deal with both basic and highly complex applications. Glow discharge devices are now being used in very novel ways for the analysis of liquids and gases, including molecular species detection and identification, an area that was beyond the perceived scope of applicability just ten years ago. It is expected that the next decade will see a growth in the interest and application of glow discharge devices far surpassing the expectations of the last century.
Table of contents
Introduction (R.K. Marcus and J.A. C. Broekaert)
Optical Emission Spectrometry with Glow Discharges (J.A. C. Broekaert)
Mass Spectrometry of Glow Discharges (W.W. Harrison, C. Yang and E. Oxley)
Radio Frequency Glow Dicharges (R.K. Marcus)
Depth Profile Analysis (A. Bengston)
Numerical Modelling of Analytical Glow Discharges (A. Bogaerts and R. Gijbels)
Application of Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry in the Steel Industry (K. Kakita)
Surfaces, Thin Films and Coatings (R. Payling et al)
Comparison of Glow Discharge Atomic Spectrometry to Other Surface Analysis Methods (K. Wagatsuma)
Analysis of Samples of Nuclear Concern with Glow Discharge Atomic Spectrometry (M. Betti)
Analysis of Nonconducting Materials by Glow Discharge Spectrometry (A. Bogaerts, W. Schelles and R. Van Grieken)
Standards and Reference Materials for Glow Discharge Spectroscopies (M. Winchester)
Analysis of Liquid Samples using Glow Discharge Spectroscopies (R.K. Marcus)
GC-Speciation with GDMS Detection (J.A. Caruso and L. Milstien)
Glow Discharge Atomic Emission Spectrometry for the Analysis of Gases and as an AlternativeGas Chromatographic Detector (R. Pereiro, N.G. Orellana-Velado and A. Sanz-Medel)
Low-pressure Inductively Coupled Plasmas (H. Evans)
Multidimensional Ionization Sources for Plasma-source Mass Spectrometry (J.P. Guzowski and G.M. Hieftje)
"...very valuable for those interested in this rapidly expanding and diagnostically important area."
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Vol. 125, NO. 39