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Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Modified for Elemental Determinations in a Radiological Environment

Volume 50, Number 6 (June 1996) Page 816-819

Barker, S.A.; Johnson, S.G.; Knighton, G.C.; Sayer, M.T.; Candee, B.M.; Dimick, V.D.


The versatility and day-in day-out performance of the atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) has made it a standard instrument for elemental analysis in nearly all analytical chemistry laboratories. A plethora of review articles exist on this subject (please see Refs. 1-5 and references therein). The application of atomic absorption to analysis of minor and trace constituents in nuclear applications where radiological contamination is a concern is also noted, although less so than more standard applications.