Powder D-C Arc

Keyword Definition

Spark and arc emission spectroscopy became practical for elemental analysis in the 1930s.  The sample must be a conducting solid.  The technique was common in geochemical laboratories in the 1950s and 1960s.

Skoog et al. (Principles of Instrumental Analysis, 6th edition, 2007; chapters 8 and 10) give more details.

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> Visible-ultraviolet >> Atomic >> Emission >> Powder D-C Arc



Category: Analytical techniques

The different kinds of analytical techniques have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “AAS”, “FA-NA”. Taken from the “Analytical_Techniques_SHARED” database table.

IndexSuite IDSuite Name
1  578     GSC atomic emission spectrography: Ag, B, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, Sn
2  719     GSC: direct-reading emission spectrophotometry (20 elements)
3  726     GSC atomic emission spectrography: Ag, Ba, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, Sn
4  734     GSC: emission spectrography (26 elements)
5  735     GSC: DROS, lithium tetraborate fusion
6  736     GSC: DROS, raw powders

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  272     GSC spectrography (including B) and colorimetry
2  344     GSC Resource Geochemistry lake sediment analysis, Bear-Slave Operation
3  349     GSC spectrography (including Ba) and colorimetry
4  351     Atomic emission spectrography of heavy mineral concentrates
5  352     GSC lithogeochemical analysis of 22 elements
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