Code: CTQ-022


Title: Applied Atomic Spectrometry


Level: Master / PhD

Mandatory: no

Total study time: 96h                                                   TPI: 2-2-4



Study of the main atomic spectroscopic techniques and related sample preparation. Fundamentals and applications of analytical techniques such as atomic absorption spectrometry, laser induced breakdown spectrometry, inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.



  • D. A. Skoog, F. J. Holler, R.C. Stanley, Principles of Instrumental Analysis, Brooks Cole, 6ª ed, 2006.
  • B. Welz, M. Sperling, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, 2a ed, VCH, Weinheim, London, 1999.
  • L. H. J. Lajunem, Spectrochemical Analysis by Atomic Absorption and Emission, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambrige, 1992.
  • Thomas, Robert. Practical Guide to ICP-MS: A Tutorial for Beginners, Third Edition, 2013.
  • F. J. Krug (ed), Métodos de Preparo de amostras: Fundamentos de preparo de amostras orgânicas e inorgânicas para análise elementar, 1° Edição, 2008.

Additional bibliography

  • A. Montaser, Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Wiley-VCH, 1998.
  • Jarvis, K.E.; Gray, A.L.; Houk, R.S. Handbook of Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Blackie & Son Ltd., New York, 1a ed., 1992, p. 380
  • M. Cullen, Atomic Spectroscopy in Elemental Analysis (Sheffield Analytical Chemistry), Blackwell, 2003.
  • A. W. Miziolek, Vincenzo Palleschi, Israel Schechter, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • H. M. Kingston, Lois. B. Jassie, Introduction to Microwave Sample Preparation (Acs Professional Reference Book), American Chemical Society, 2004.