Determination of Toxic Metals in Environmental Objects by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry
For twenty years there has been a growing interest in the investigation of the occurence of Pb (and of several other heavy metals such as Cd, Cu, Zn, Hg …) in the well preserved dated snow and ice layers deposited in the central areas of the remote Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets1−5. This is indeed a unique way to reconstruct the past natural tropospheric fluxes of this highly toxic heavy metal on a global scale and to determine to what extent these fluxes are now influenced by human activities.
KeywordsSecond Harmonic Generation Inner Core Clean Laboratory Excimer Laser Radiation Quartz Distill Water
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