A special JAAS issue devoted to the second International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium
Steven Ray, Jorge Pisonero, Peter Robinson and Cornel Venzago introduce an issue devoted to IGDSS 2014.
Enhancement of analyte atomic lines with excitation energies of about 5 eV in the presence of molecular gases in analytical glow discharges
Small amounts of hydrogen or oxygen in either argon or neon plasmas cause previously unexplained enhanced excitation of various analyte atomic lines with upper energies close to 5 eV.
Characterization of an asymmetric DBD plasma jet source at atmospheric pressure
This work presents fundamental research on a new asymmetric DBD plasma jet source experimentally studied by using an ICCD camera, OES and TOF-MS techniques.
Depth profile analysis of solar cell silicon by GD-MS
Comparison of SIMS (top) and GD-MS (bottom) analyses on sample R6-2b (implanted B). dc HR-GD-MS can be used for depth profile analysis of impurities in PV Si with good sensitivity and a depth resolution of 0.5 μm. Concentration profiles of samples contaminated with B, P and Ti agreed well with implanted levels. For fast diffusing transition elements, e.g. Fe and Cu, different impurity distribution mechanisms occur. This should be taken into account when analysing these impurities.
Excitation and transition rate diagrams of singly ionized iron in analytical glow discharges in argon, neon and an argon–hydrogen mixture
Excitation and ionization processes of iron ions in argon-, neon- and argon–hydrogen glow discharges are described based on transition rate diagrams.
Studies of rare earth elements to distinguish nephrite samples from different deposits using direct current glow discharge mass spectrometry
Nephrites from different deposits were differentiated by their REE characteristics.
Effect of small quantities of oxygen in a neon glow discharge
The effects of small quantities of oxygen in neon glow discharges are discussed to complement previous work using argon and thus give a fuller understanding of discharge processes.
Design modification of a solution-cathode glow discharge-atomic emission spectrometer for the determination of trace metals in titanium dioxide
The quantitative measurement of trace elements in TiO2 powders using a modified solution-cathode glow discharge-atomic emission spectrometry system has been developed.
Ne I spectral line shapes in Grimm-type glow discharge
We report the results of five Ne I line shapes study in an abnormal Grimm-type glow discharge operating in neon.
About this collection
A themed collection dedicated to Glow Discharge Spectroscopy featuring papers from the 2nd International Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium (IGDSS2014), held at the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, April 7–9, 2014. The issue highlights recent developments and advances in all areas of glow discharge spectroscopy and was Guest Edited by Steven Ray, Jorge Pisonero, Peter Robinson and Cornel Venzago.