This completely revised second edition of the standard work has been expanded by some twenty percent to include more information on the latest developments and new apparatus. In particular, sections have been added on microplasmas and new types of spectrometers, while that on the rapidly expanding field of speciations with practical examples from life and environmental sciences have been included.
Still in one handy volume, the book covers all the important modern aspects of atomic fluorescence, emission and absorption spectroscopy as well as plasma mass spectroscopy in a readily comprehensible and practice-oriented manner. A thorough explanation of the physical, theoretical and technical basics, example applications including the concrete execution of analysis and comprehensive cross-references to the latest literature allow even newcomers easy access to the methodologies described.
About the Author
Born in 1948, Jos Broekaert studied chemistry at the University of Gent, Belgium, graduating in 1970. After receiving his PhD from the University of Gent in 1976 and a stay in Germany as Alexander-von-Humboldt postdoctoral fellow the following year, he was a scientist at the ISAS, Dortmund from 1978 to 1991 and obtained the degree of "Geaggregeerde voor het hoger onderwijs" from the University of Antwerp, Belgium in 1985. He became associate professor at the University of Dortmund in 1991, full professor at the University of Leipzig in 1998 and, in 2002, joined the University of Hamburg. In 1998 he was a visiting Fulbright research scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA. His main research interests include the development of plasma optical emission, atomic absorption and inorganic mass spectrometry methods and their application in solving analytical problems.