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Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy : A Practical Guide - Richard Payling

Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy

A Practical Guide

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2003
ISBN: 9780854045211
Number Of Pages: 224

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Glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GDOES) is an essential technique for the direct analysis of bulk solids, for elemental surface analysis and for the depth profiling of thin films and industrial coatings. The technique has shown rapid growth in numbers of instruments, in breadth of applications, in improved quantification in recent years and is now a recognised technique within the ISO, with two international standards. Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy: A Practical Guide takes the reader on a journey through instrument operation, sample preparation, analysis, and reporting results. It follows two sets of samples through the whole process of analysis, brass samples for bulk analysis, and zinc-coated steel for depth profiling. Procedures are consistent with ISO standards and each step is loaded with hands-on tips and theoretical insight. The book also includes unique data tables on spectral interferences, molecular bands, self-absorption and relative sputtering rates.This book is designed for those using or managing GDOES instruments and for students interested in learning the technique from a hands-on perspective. It is also an invaluable aid to those considering the purchase of a GDOES instrument, or those using GDOES results, to understand in detail how the technique works and what is involved in maintaining the instrument and achieving high quality results.

A highly useful text that is a true service to the users of this technique. * Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126, 7728-7730 (R Kenneth Marcus) *
All readers will benefit from this book, no matter whose instrument one may be using, and no matter one's current level of expertise. * Applied Spectroscopy, No.7, 2004 (David J Butcher) *
Recommended to users of the glow-discharge technique. A good tool to strengthen their knowledge. * Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (2005) 382: 863-864 (N Bordel) *

Preparation and Maintenance of Instrumentp. 1
Samples: Selection and Preparationp. 11
Optimisation of Source and Analytical Parametersp. 21
Calibrationp. 45
Calibration for Bulk Analysisp. 76
Calibration for Compositional Depth Profilingp. 82
Drift Correctionp. 103
Bulk Analysisp. 110
Qualitative Depth Profilingp. 123
Compositional Depth Profilingp. 136
Theoryp. 147
Line Selectionp. 178
Troubleshootingp. 187
Further Readingp. 193
Most Used Optical Emission Line in GDOESp. 194
Additional Optical Emission Lines of Interest in GDOESp. 203
Indexp. 209
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ISBN: 9780854045211
ISBN-10: 085404521X
Series: RSC Analytical Spectroscopy Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st January 2003
Publisher: Royal Society Of Chemistry
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49