On completion of this subject the student should be able to:
Know the fundamental theory and apply the instrumental techniques of plasma and XRF atomic emission including automated methods of analysis
Comprehensively describe the equipment required for X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy and discuss the applications and merits of these techniques
Describe the equipment used for tandem methods such as inductively coupled plasma in tandem with mass spectrometers/quadruple mass spectrometers
Judge the necessity and application of automation;
Describe the equipment used for partial and full automation of chemical analysis.
X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction spectroscopy: origins of fluorescence and diffraction of X-rays, instrumentation and applications; Inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy, Tandem methods: ICP-MS and DCPMS; Automated methods of analysis: the case for automation, autoanalysers, flow injection analysis, centrifugal analysers, discrete systems.
Continuous assessment 40%
Written examination 60% (1×2 hrs.)
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