atomic absorption spectroscopy

noun
variants: less commonly

atomic absorption spectrometry

Definition of atomic absorption spectroscopy

  1. :  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

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1957

First Known Use of atomic absorption spectroscopy

1957


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