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Bibliography on Analytical Flame Spectroscopy Part I

Volume 10, Number 2 (May 1956) Page 51-63

Mavrodineanu, R.

The use of the flame as an excitation source in analytical spectroscopy is associated with the origin of spectroscopy. Herschel (1848), while studying the emission of different salts introduced into a flame, made the following observations one and a half centuries after the discovery of the spectrum by Newton:

"Thus it will be found that, in general, Salts of soda give a copious and purely homogeneous yellow.