Title page for ETD etd-11202012-040034


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Perkins, Larry D.
URN etd-11202012-040034
Title The evaluation of a low powered microwave induced plasma as an atom cell for atomic spectrometry
Degree Master of Science
Department Analytical Chemistry
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Long, Gary L. Committee Chair
McNair, Harold M. Committee Member
Taylor, Larry T. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Plasma spectroscopy
Date of Defense 1987-05-15
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Abstract

The range of plasma spectroscopy tends to increase with the introduction of more efficient plasma excitation sources. In this thesis the use of one such plasma excitation source, the microwave induced plasma is evaluated as an atom cell for atomic spectrometry. The modes of spectrometry evaluated are atomic emission and atomic fluoresence.

Analytical merits of the microwave induced plasma using detection limits and studies of interelement effects (i.e. vaporization, ionization„ and scatter interferences) are also presented.

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