Spectrographic Analysis of Biological Materials

  • Isabel H. Tipton
  • Peggy Lou Stewart
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 5)


A study of elemental variation in the tissues of the individual was made by emission spectroscopy. Tissue ash was burned in air; various elements appeared in the arc at different times, the most volatile early and the more refractory later. Precision was found to be adequate for a survey of values and observation of gross difference. Method and results are summarized.


Volatile Element Refractory Element Excitation Period Health Phys Central Vertical Line 


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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabel H. Tipton
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peggy Lou Stewart
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Health Physics DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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