Hieftje, Gary M. Department of Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
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- Atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS)
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An analytical technique for determining the composition of a sample in terms of the chemical elements present and their quantities or concentrations. Unlike other methods of elemental analysis, however, the sample is decomposed into its constituent atoms which are then probed spectroscopically.
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