The results previously obtained by using fast heating in electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry are considerably improved by using a new heating sequence which can be summarized as transverse–longitudinal heating mode. The absorbance vs. time curves, obtained with the new heating mode, follow almost perfectly a simple model in which only diffusion is considered as the force acting on the atomic vapor. From the fitting of the experimental absorbance vs. time data points with theoretical values, it is possible to calculate both the absorbance, when all atoms injected are assumed to be present, and their diffusion coefficient. Both values can be calculated by a simple software approach without the operator intervention. The asymptotic absorbance calculated in this way is the maximum absorbance physically obtainable and is the basis for standardless analysis.

A new heating strategy in electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry for better absorbance–time curves at high atomization rate

TORSI, GIANCARLO;ZATTONI, ANDREA;LOCATELLI, CLINIO;VALCHER, SERGIO
2005

Abstract

The results previously obtained by using fast heating in electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry are considerably improved by using a new heating sequence which can be summarized as transverse–longitudinal heating mode. The absorbance vs. time curves, obtained with the new heating mode, follow almost perfectly a simple model in which only diffusion is considered as the force acting on the atomic vapor. From the fitting of the experimental absorbance vs. time data points with theoretical values, it is possible to calculate both the absorbance, when all atoms injected are assumed to be present, and their diffusion coefficient. Both values can be calculated by a simple software approach without the operator intervention. The asymptotic absorbance calculated in this way is the maximum absorbance physically obtainable and is the basis for standardless analysis.
G. Torsi; A. Zattoni; C. Locatelli; S. Valcher
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