Degradation process of graphite furnace estimated from the atomic gas temperature of iron in graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

Tetsuya Asnino, Haruki Shimabukuro, Kazuaki Wagatsuma

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Abstract

GF-AAS has been employed for determining several trace impurities in metallic materials. The analytical precision in the continuous analysis tends to worsen due to thermal degradation of the graphite furnace at the atomization stage. Changes of the atomization condition along with increasing the number of measurements were investigated by monitoring the temporal variation in the atomic gas temperature of iron. In a working solution containing low-concentration of acid, the inner wall of the graphite furnace was gradually damaged and then the efficiency for the atomizing process was reduced. In a working solution containing sub-mol/L order of sulfuric acid, thinning or cracking of the graphite furnace progressed more rapidly and the function of it was greatly deteriorated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2215-2219
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Transactions
Volume51
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Atomic gas temperature of iron
  • Atomization furnace
  • Degradation process
  • Graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
  • Temporal variation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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