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Chapter 1

An Introduction to Microwave Plasma Spectrometries

Plasmas generated by the interaction of electromagnetic fields with gases such as argon or helium were introduced in the middle of the 20th century as very promising media for atomic excitation. Microwave plasmas (MWPs) are included in this new generation of spectrochemical sources, which in the las...
Print publication date: 24 Nov 2010
Copyright year: 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-052-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-214-7