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Richard Payling


Richard Payling has founded these websites and has actually written most of the pages. Richard was native from Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. He had a broad interest in science. In his earlier years he mostly worked on electron spectroscopy, at BHP in Australia. Still at BHP he purchased one for the first rf-GDOES instruments commercially available. At this time he got infected by the "glow virus", and spent much time in developing this analytical technique, writing scientific articles and books on the subject. After leaving BHP, he worked as consultant for Horiba Jobin Yvon in France, where he could concentrate on spectroscopic analytical methods and his favourite the glow discharge. Dick created this site, because he genuinely trusted that spreading knowledge, scientific knowledge, will eventually make the world a better place to live in.