Handbook of Inductively Coupled Plasma mass spectrometry

Handbook of Inductively Coupled Plasma mass spectrometry

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is now one of the most widely used analytical techniques that has rapidly gained a wide acceptance in many fields. However, experience of ICP-MS in many laboratories is still limited.

There is therefore still a real need for a handbook such as this, which covers not only the theory of operation, fundamentals, and history of the technique, but also includes practical information and tips which allow the reader to make best use of the instrumentation available.

Comprehensive coverage is given of critical areas such as sample preparation, sample introduction, solids analysis and isotope ratio measurement.

This handbook is written for analysts working in the fields of geological, environmental, water, medical, biological, metallurgical, nuclear and industrial sciences. It is aimed at potential, new and experienced users with differing levels of experience and expertise.

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The ICP-MS Primer

The ICP-MS Primer

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is accepted as the most powerful multi-element analytical technique available today. Since publication of the first ICP-MS mass spectra more than 30 years ago, the number of commercial ICP-MS instruments sold worldwide has risen to above 5000. The low detection limits and multi-element capability of ICP-MS makes it an attractive option in a wide range of applications including environmental, medical, biological, industrial and archaeological. Whilst modern instruments are robust and capable of a high degree of automation, it is essential that users of both instrument and data are aware of the strengths and limitations of the technique.

This book is aimed at the novice user of quadrupole ICP-MS instruments and includes a guide to the instrumentation, both from a theoretical and practical perspective, and an assessment of performance characteristics. The book guides users through the requirements needed to produce good quality data, including aspects of sample preparation, calibration, and methods of interference limitation and reduction.

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An Introduction to Atomic Spectroscopy

An Introduction to Atomic Spectroscopy

 It is increasingly common in the modern laboratory to find that analysts identify 'the instrument' with the facilities provided by the software, rather than what actually lies within the box. This situation provides the background to the birth of this book.

Most importantly, both authors felt it was time to redress the omissions of the past and restore emission spectrometry to its proper place in the family of atomic spectroscopic techniques. Adopting a historical perspective facilitates introduction of the fundamental aspects of the emission instrumentation in a way which allows the reader a clear view of the key components, their relative importance, and the practical limitations they introduce.

The opportunity has also been taken to expand on areas of theory which are often omitted or abbreviated in other books. The authors hope that readers will find their historical approach to the subject both informative and interesting.

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Handbook of Atomic Absorption & Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Handbook of Atomic Absorption & Fluorescence Spectroscopy

This classic text remains an invaluable source of information both on the fundamentals and application of atomic absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy.  The book deals in detail with the individual components of the instrumentation including sources, atom cells, dispersive devices etc. Sufficient fundamental theory is presented to avoid a misleading and oversimplified approach but the emphasis in the text is placed on the practise of the techniques for analysis.  The book contains 14 authoritative chapters, is clearly illustrated and has a comprehensive subject index.  The section dealing with elements and applications data is superb, and provides a comprehensive data source for the modern analyst.

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Handbook of Rock Analysis

Handbook of Rock Analysis

A wide variety of instrumental techniques are now commonly used for rock analysis including some that incorporate excitation sources and detection systems that have been developed over the past few years. In particular, instrumental developments now permit a very wide range of trace elements to be determined rapidly and on a routine basis.

The book is divided into 20 chapters, logically ordered to cover general concepts in analytical chemistry, procedures based on wet chemistry and optical spectroscopy; the techniques of arc and spark emission spectrometry and ion selective electrodes; x-ray and micro-beam procedures; nuclear techniques; ion exchange chromatography; and other more specialised procedures, including fire-assay. The volume concludes with chapters on geochemical applications of mass spectrometry.

Practical details are complemented by parametric data including most sensitive lines, interference effects and detection limit data that combine to make this text an indispensable laboratory handbook for all practitioners of analytical geochemistry, as well as a standard reference work on rock and mineral analysis.

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Handbook of Neutron Activation Analysis

Handbook of Neutron Activation Analysis

 In a clear, easy-to-read language, the handbook of neutron activation analysis (NAA) provides a straightforward review of just what neutron activation analysis can do, describing the technique as it is applied to analytical problems. This is an essential text for chemists, geologists, biologists, physicists, environmentalists, and archaeologists; in fact anyone who wishes to find out about the technique and how it is applied in her or his field.

Written for both undergraduates and postgraduates in universities, research institutes, government, or industry by an experienced academic, the book provides a unique and definitive look at the day-to-day and key uses of the method that is at once challenging and intriguing, yet simple to grasp.

'The strength of the book lies in the author's skill at describing the implementation of the technique as it is applied on a day-to-day basis. The novice user will find the text to be easily understandable with sufficient detail to give a thorough background of the principles involved. The book is noted for its comprehensive coverage and attention to detail.

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Handbook of Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry

Handbook of Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry

Inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) is perhaps the most widely used and versatile analytical technique available, and has found application in many fields. This comprehensive and practical handbook, includes developments in methodology, instrumentation, sample introduction; and has sections specifically dedicated to the analysis of geological and environmental samples, metals and archaeological materials.

The authors begin by reviewing the development of ICPAES, its analytical characteristics and advantages, and the instrumentation. The book focuses on providing details of specific methodology and the optimal use of equipment for a wide range of geological applications. It also includes a chapter summarising the performance of the related technique of ICP-mass spectrometry.

While this book is an essential reference for the general analytical chemist, it is particularly aimed at the geochemist, soil scientist and water analyst.  A user-friendly book packed full of sound, practical information.

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