Atomic absorption studies of CO2, laser-induced atomization of samples confined in a graphite furnace

J. P. Matousek*, B. J. Orr

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A pulsed infrared CO2 laser has been used to produce atomization for analysis by atomic absorption. The solid sample is contained in a tubular graphite furnace, enabling control of the initial temperature and confinement of the atomic plume within the monitoring light beam. Silver-copper alloys yield transient laser-induced silver atomic absorption signals of approximately 10 ms duration, from which quantitative analysis may be made. Interferences due to non-selective absorption are entirely absent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalSpectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 1976
Externally publishedYes


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