Background Review Introduction to Spectroscopy Quantitative Methods

Analytical Spectroscopy in Perspective

The list below gives examples of ways to detect an analyte. As you can see spectroscopy is one of a limited number of general categories of detection methods.
  1. Physical properties
  2. With electromagnetic radiation (Spectroscopy)
  3. By an electric charge (current)
Physical methods tend to be very general but are not as sensitive as instrumental methods that use spectroscopy or charge detection. Keep in mind that there are a large multitude of specific analytical techniques in each of these categories.

Review Documents

Please read the following review documents with which you are not familiar. The following documents are not required for the course but are available here to provide a qualitative description of the interaction of light with matter.
Analytical Spectroscopy
TOC: Introduction Atomic
Materials and Surface

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