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An Objective Function for Optimization Techniques in Simultaneous Multiple-element Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry

Volume 36, Number 1 (Feb. 1982) Page 37-40

Leary, J.J.; Brookes, A.E.; Dorrzapf, A.F.; Golightly, D.W.


This work considers several composite objective functions and uses the sequential simplex optimization technique to evaluate the performance of a proposed objective function in locating optimal instrumental operating conditions for simultaneous multiple-element determinations by inductively coupled plasma spectrometry. The proposed objective function, combined with a generalized approach to optimization, can be applied to any group of analysis elements and is of value in routine optimization procedures for simultaneous multiple-element methods of analysis.