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All the essentials needed for successful ICP OES analyses. Using a clear and comprehensive style, the author introduces practitioners to ICP emission spectrometry, covering the basics as well as information on the instrumentation, instructions on how to develop methods and numerous concrete examples. The layout is extremely reader-friendly and well structured, with the author highlighting typical questions and problems, while also providing checklists and detailed instructions for implementation. Thus, this book is not intended merely for the readers' own training and further education, but its sections on maintenance and troubleshooting also make it a reliable source for lab chemists. Throughout, the author draws on his knowledge and experience gained over the last 20 years in developing spectrometers for a leading manufacturer and in training and advising users as a freelance consultant. Knowledge now available to all users of ICP OES.
1. An Overview.Features of ICP-OES.Inductively - Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry-the Name Describes the Technique.Distribution of ICP-OES.Related Techniques for Elemental Analysis.Terms.2. Plasma.The Spectrometric Plasma.Excitation to Emit Electromagnetic Radiation (Light).Radio Frequency Generator.Sample Introduction System.3. Optics and Detector of the Spectrometer.Basic Principles of Optics.Detectors.Types of Emission Spectrometer Mounts.4. Method Development.Wavelength Selection.Preocessing and Correction Techniques.Non-spectral Interference.Optimization.Validation.5. Routine Analysis.Preparation.Calibration.Quality Assurance.Software and Data Processing.6. Trouble-shooting and Maintenance.7. Applications.General Notes.Comments on Selected Elements.Selected Applications.8. Procurement of Equipment and Preparation of the Laboratory.Which Atomic Spectrometric Technique is the most Suitable?Which ICP Emission Spectrometer is the Most Suitable?Preparation of the Laboratory.References.Index.
...a wonderful collection of useful practical advice for the operation of ICP emission spectrometers...this reviewer highly recommends this book as a guide that should be sitting beside every ICP instrument... (Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 125) "...crammed with useful tips and pointers...this book should find its way to the laboratory bookshelf and be in constant use by practitioners." (Clinical Chemistry, Vol. 49, No. 7, 2003)