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Electrothermal vaporization for sample introduction in atomic absorption, atomic emission and plasma mass spectrometry—a critical review with focus on solid sampling and slurry analysis

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The aim of this work is to review and compare the present possibilities of electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry (ETAAS), electrothermal vaporization-inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (ETV-ICP-OES) and electrothermal vaporization-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ETV-ICP-MS) for analysis of solid samples, slurries and complex matrixes. The paper keeps in perspective the historical evolution of these techniques, providing an overview of the most relevant advances in instrumentation, methodology and fundamentals and highlighting the most relevant applications carried out during the last decade. The benefits of continuum source-AAS, the possible impact of diode lasers on this technique, the potential of ETV-ICP-methods for fractionation/speciation studies, as well as for resolving spectral interferences, and the influence of the different types of ICP-MS instrumentation currently available on the overall performance of ETV-ICP-MS will be some of the aspects discussed in more detail.

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Submitted
07 May 2008
Accepted
09 Jul 2008
First published
03 Oct 2008

J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008,23, 1450-1475
Article type
Critical Review

Electrothermal vaporization for sample introduction in atomic absorption, atomic emission and plasma mass spectrometry—a critical review with focus on solid sampling and slurry analysis

M. Resano, F. Vanhaecke and M. T. C. de Loos-Vollebregt, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23, 1450
DOI: 10.1039/B807756H

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