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Chromatographia

, Volume 7, Issue 9, pp 539–546 | Cite as

Application of an inexpensive, general-purpose microcomputer in analytical chemistry

  • M. Goedert
  • S. A. Wise
  • R. S. JuvetJr.
Article

Summary

Minicomputers are often underemployed and could be replaced by less powerful systems. The need for a product with characteristics intermediate between the minicomputer and hardwired systems resulted recently in the commercialization of inexpensive microprocessor units. A general purpose microcomputer has been designed around such a microprocessor unit, and the capabilities and limitations of this new device, when used to solve problems encountered in an analytical laboratory, are reported. Examples include: (1) on-line filtering of an analog signal at the output of a liquid chromatograph, (2) use as a buffer memory to rapidly store data from a GC/MS and then output it slowly on an inexpensive recorder, and (3) the analysis of noise from a new liquid chromatography detector using a conventional recorder as a storage oscilloscope. Applications for these inexpensive units are limitless, and we foresee their use in almost every field of instrumentation in future years.

Keywords

Chromatography Analytical Chemistry Organic Chemistry Liquid Chromatograph Powerful System 
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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Verlagschesellschaft mbH 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Goedert
    • 1
  • S. A. Wise
    • 1
  • R. S. JuvetJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryArizona State UniversityTempeU.S.A.

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