Part 1 of Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy covers the basis of ICP-AES as an analytical method and discusses fundamental analytical concepts, performance, and figures of merit; principles of the instrumentation; the relation between ICP and other modern "plasma sources;" and the connection between ICP-AES, on one hand, and ICP atomic fluorescence spectroscopy and ICP mass spectroscopy, on the other.
Part 2 examines applications and fundamentals of the technique. The overall treatment of the subject is tutorial, systematic, and consistent. The approach is scientific and rigorous, but mathematical formulae are used only when they promote clarity. Aside from filling a void in the AES literature, Inductively Coupled Plasma Emission Spectroscopy provides a critical survey of more than 20 years of research, development, and application in the field of ICP and related plasma sources. It is an excellent handbook for both novices and experts, and it serves as an aidememoire and major source of reference for analytical spectroscopists, analytical chemists, physical chemists and physicists, including those who are researchers, technicians, and applied analysts.