Significance and Use
4.1 This practice describes the essential components of the DCP spectrometer. This description allows the user or potential user to gain a basic understanding of this system. It also provides a means of comparing and evaluating this system with similar systems, as well as understanding the capabilities and limitations of each instrument.
1.1 This practice describes the components of a direct current plasma (DCP) atomic emission spectrometer. This practice does not attempt to specify component tolerances or performance criteria. This practice does, however, attempt to identify critical factors affecting bias, precision, and sensitivity. A prospective user should consult with the vendor before placing an order to design a testing protocol for demonstrating that the instrument meets all anticipated needs.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. Specific hazards statements are give in Section 9.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E135 Terminology Relating to Analytical Chemistry for Metals, Ores, and Related Materials
E158 Practice for Fundamental Calculations to Convert Intensities into Concentrations in Optical Emission Spectrochemical Analysis
E172 Practice for Describing and Specifying the Excitation Source in Emission Spectrochemical Analysis
E406 Practice for Using Controlled Atmospheres in Spectrochemical Analysis
E416 Practice for Planning and Safe Operation of a Spectrochemical Laboratory
E520 Practice for Describing Photomultiplier Detectors in Emission and Absorption Spectrometry
E528 Practice for Grounding Basic Optical Emission Spectrochemical Equipment
E1097 Guide for Determination of Various Elements by Direct Current Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry
atomic emission spectrometer ; DCP; direct current plasma;
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