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Lasers in Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy

Lasers in Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy

Joseph Sneddon (Editor) , Terry L. Thiem (Editor) , Yong-Ill Lee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-18623-6

Dec 1996

288 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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This book will serve as an introduction to the potential of the laser in atomic spectroscopy. The book focuses primarily on the use of lasers in analytical atomic spectroscopy with optical detection, and also includes a chapter describing the use of lasers in inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The main section of the book provides detailed descriptions of the four major areas of laser application in analytical atomic spectroscopy, each discussed by an expert in the field: laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry (LEAFS); laser ablation for sample introduction, particularly in inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) and ICP-MS; laser induced breakdown (emission) spectrometry (LIBS); and laser-enhanced ionization (LEI) spectrometry. Laser atomic spectroscopy is becoming a better known and accepted tool for microanalysis, and is just entering commercial use. In another 4-5 years, using lasers for atomic spectroscopy will be much more mainstream. No book to date concentrates specifically on lasers in atomic spectroscopy.
Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy/
General Characteristics of Atomic Spectra/
Atomic Absorption Spectrometry/
Recent Advances in AAS/
Atomic Emission Spectrometry/
Recent Advances in Atomic Emission Spectrometry/
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry/
The Practice of Atomic Spectroscopy/
Techniques Similar to Atomic Spectroscopy/
Fundamentals of Lasers/
Practical Lasers/
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry: Principles, Instrumentation and Applications/
Laser Ablation for Sample Introduction: Principles and Applications/
Laser Types Suitable for Ablation of Solid Samples/
Interactions and Transactions in Laser Ablation/
Laser Ablation-Atomic Emission Spectrometry and Laser Ablation/
Inductively coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry/
Laser Ablation-Atomic Mass Spectrometry and Laser Ablation/
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Mass Spectrometry/
Laser Induced Plasmas for Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy/
Laser Induced Plasma/
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectrometry (LIBS)/
Laser-Enhanced ionization Spectroscopy