T Nelis and R Payling, Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectroscopy: A Practical Guide, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK (2004), ISBN 0-85404-521-X.
This guide book is designed for those using or managing GDOES instruments and for students interestedin learing thetechnique from an hand-onperspective. It also an invaluable aid on those considering the purchase of a GDOES instrument, or those using works and what is involved in maintaining the instrument and achieving high quality results. It is designed as if the reader has just sat down at their instrument. It begins with checking the instrument is on and working correctly, then deals with sample preparation, method creation and optimisation of instrument and source settings, then calibration and drift correction if necessary, followed by analysis (bulk or depth profiling) and the interpretation and presentation of results. Then follows additional chapters on the theory of GDOES, line selection and trouble shooting.
The book may be read from cover to cover
or the reader may prefer to skip to individual chapters of immediate
interest. The theory chapter, for example, is largely self-contined and
presents an up-to-date account of the glow discharge plasma, of
sputtering, and quantitative analysis. Several chapters deal with
calibration, probably the most challenging area for GDOES operators,
including all aspects of calibration: the number and selection of
calibration samples, the choice and optimisation of the calibration
function, validation, and the calculation of uncertainties. The
descriptions are not aimed at particular instruments or manufacturers
and are therefore designed for use by everyone working in the field.
R Payling, D G Jones & A Bengtson (Eds), Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry, John Wiley & Sons, UK (1997), ISBN 0-471-96683-5.
R Payling and P Larkins, Optical Emission Lines of the Elements, John Wiley Sons, Chichester (2000), ISBN 0-471-62378-4.
Optical emission lines of the element is a unique CD-ROM and print package comprising a fully searchable electronic database of emission lines for nearly 90 elements and q practical reference book.
database has been compiled using an algorithm which calculated all the
electronic emission lines for each element base on their electronic
structure. This product therefore contains wavelengths for lines that
are very weak and only observable under optimum conditions. This is a
break away from the traditional compendia of emission lines which
consists of experimentally measured lines and intensities.
The CD-ROM provides many valuable features including:
Accompanying the CD-ROM is a reference handbook which includes a detailed introduction explaining the electronic structure of the atom and how the wavelengths and intensities which the text and the CD6ROmM were calculated. The handbook also contains extensive tables showing 35000 of the strongest lines for all atoms and ions arranged by element and by wavelength.
Written by experts in the field of optical emission this multimedia package is indispensable to researchers and analysts using other OES techniques as well as libraries of institutions involved in the research and teaching atomic spectroscopy and manufacturers of ICP, arc, spark and glow discharge spectrometers.