Modification of a Commercial Carbon Rod Flameless Atomizer to Accept Graphite Tubes

  • R. W. Morrow
  • R. J. McElhaney


Flameless atomization is becoming accepted as a complementary technique to conventional flames for use in atomic absorption spectroscopy. Commercial nonflame atomizers have become available and depend upon electrothermal heating of a graphite rod,1 a graphite tube,2,3or a tantalum ribbon4 to atomize the sample. Detection limits in the microgram per liter range can be expected with these devices. A recent review article discussed three of the flameless atomizers that are commercially available.5


Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy Graphite Tube Commercial Carbon Union Carbide Corporation Absorption Path Length 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. W. Morrow
    • 1
  • R. J. McElhaney
    • 1
  1. 1.Oak Ridge Y-12 PlantOak RidgeUSA

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