Chapter 1. The Historical Development of Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

  1. Dr. Bernhard Welz1 and
  2. Dr. Michael Sperling2

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527611690.ch1

Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Third Edition

Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Welz, B. and Sperling, M. (1998) The Historical Development of Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, in Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Third Edition, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527611690.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    In den Auen 20, D-88690 Uhldingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Bodenseewerk, Perkin-Elmer GmbH, Alte Nußdorfer Straße, D-88662 Überlingen

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527285716

Online ISBN: 9783527611690

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Keywords:

  • atomic absorption;
  • spectral radiation sources;
  • electrothermal atomization;
  • chemical vapor generation;
  • atomizers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Early History

  • Sir Alan Walsh and the Period 1952-1962

  • The Development of Spectral Radiation Sources

  • Single-beam, Double-beam, Single-channel, Multi-channel

  • The Non-specific Attenuation of Radiation

  • Burners and Flames

  • Electrothermal Atomization

  • Chemical Vapor Generation

  • Analysis of Solid Samples