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  1. James M. Miller

Published Online: 15 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap064.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

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Miller, J. M. 2009. Chromatography. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. 1055–1102.

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  1. Drew University, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Madison, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2009


An introduction to the principles and operating parameters of chromatography, including, gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (LC), high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), thin-layer chromatography (TLC), ion chromatography (IC), ion-exchange chromatography (IEC), supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC), and capillary electrochromatography (CEC). Emphasis on detectors, many of which are spectroscopic, including especially mass spectroscopy, MS.


  • chromatography;
  • mass spectrometry;
  • ion chromatography;
  • gas chromatography;
  • liquid chromatography;
  • HPLC;
  • supercritical fluid chromatography;
  • spectrochemical detection;
  • mass spectroscopy