atomic absorption spectroscopy

noun

variants or less commonly atomic absorption spectrometry
: a method of spectroscopy that relies on the absorption of specific frequencies of light by atoms in order to identify the chemical composition of a sample
To fully characterize the composition, we determined the Li, Na and Mn contents by atomic absorption spectroscopy after dissolving the sample in dilute hydrochloric acid.Jaekook Kim, Nature, 20 Nov. 1997

called also absorption spectroscopy

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of atomic absorption spectroscopy was in 1957

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“Atomic absorption spectroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/atomic%20absorption%20spectroscopy. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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