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A carbon rod atomiser was used for sample introduction into a commercial inductively coupled plasma for the determination of lead in whole blood. Signal integration and careful selection of the measurement period ensured the accuracy of the results. Derived concentrations were shown to be essentially independent of the heating rate of the vaporisation unit and of the length of tubing used to transport the material into the plasma.

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Authors: ALVARADO J, Simon Bolivar University, Caracas (VE);CAVALLI P, JRC Ispra (IT);OMENETTO N, JRC Ispra (IT);ROSSI G, JRC Ispra (IT);OTTAWAY J M, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (GB);LITTLEJOHN D, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Analytical Letters, Vol.22 (1989) pp. 2975-2984
Record Number: 199011061 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en