Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS) – Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 200

Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 200

Sample Requirements

  • Liquid or extractable under mild conditions
  • Can be aqueous or organic
  • 2-3 milliliters per replicate

Summary of Technique

Samples are drawn into the instrument and nebulized into a flame atomizer. Elements are detected and quantified by measuring the absorption of a wavelength matched to the desired element(s).

Information Provided & Detection Limits

Atomic absorption is capable of quantifying the elements highlighted in blue on the periodic table to the left. Detection limits for AAS are usually in the range of a few ppm.

Lab Location and Contact Information

Lab Location: Science 1, G10
Lab Manager: Capri Price