Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ahrens, L H en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Butler, Louis Robert Patrick en_ZA
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dc.date.available 2015-09-14T07:05:04Z
dc.date.issued 1968 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Butler, L. 1968. Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13838
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The atomic absorption method of analysis is reviewed. The theory describing the various phenomena such as atomic population, spectral line shapes, factors influencing absorption, analytical graph curvature, etc.are deduced. The practical aspects of atomic absorption are discussed with respect to: Instrumentation: flame studies and an attempt to develop "a universal" flame; contamination; sources of errors, etc. The method is applied to the analysis of silicate materials. Problems of sample dissolution and standards preparation are discussed. Applications have been made on the determination of the alkali metals (including lithium isotope determination), magnesium and calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, molybdenum and aluminium. Although certain geochemical aspects of these elements are discussed, the analytical problems are stressed. The interference effects by other elements were tested and techniques developed to enable interferences to be overcome. It is concluded that atomic absorption spectrometry has significant uses for the geochemist, especially for the estimation of elements of the trace and minor concentration levels. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Geology en_ZA
dc.title Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Geological Sciences en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Butler, L. R. P. (1968). <i>Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Butler, Louis Robert Patrick. <i>"Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences, 1968. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Butler LRP. Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Science ,Department of Geological Sciences, 1968 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13838 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Butler, Louis Robert Patrick AB - The atomic absorption method of analysis is reviewed. The theory describing the various phenomena such as atomic population, spectral line shapes, factors influencing absorption, analytical graph curvature, etc.are deduced. The practical aspects of atomic absorption are discussed with respect to: Instrumentation: flame studies and an attempt to develop "a universal" flame; contamination; sources of errors, etc. The method is applied to the analysis of silicate materials. Problems of sample dissolution and standards preparation are discussed. Applications have been made on the determination of the alkali metals (including lithium isotope determination), magnesium and calcium, copper, zinc, iron, manganese, molybdenum and aluminium. Although certain geochemical aspects of these elements are discussed, the analytical problems are stressed. The interference effects by other elements were tested and techniques developed to enable interferences to be overcome. It is concluded that atomic absorption spectrometry has significant uses for the geochemist, especially for the estimation of elements of the trace and minor concentration levels. DA - 1968 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1968 T1 - Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry TI - Atomic absorption spectrometry and its application in geochemistry UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13838 ER - en_ZA


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