Resonance ionization spectroscopy for trace analysis and fundamental research
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- Kluge, HJ., Bushaw, B.A., Passler, G. et al. Fresenius J Anal Chem (1994) 350: 323. doi:10.1007/BF00322490
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Resonance ionization spectroscopy (RIS) and its combination with mass spectrometry (RIMS) have grown to become powerful techniques, which offer high sensitivity as well as elemental and isotopic selectivity. The principles of RIS and RIMS are introduced; they primarily concern the analysis of the optical spectra for the choice of efficient excitation schemes and the suitable design of the experimental apparatus. Recent applications span from studies of short-lived isotopes at on-line mass separators to a wide variety of trace analysis applications for radioactive isotopes, which can range from measurements of solar neutrino flux to environmental assessment.