Microplasma for Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Miniaturization of this technique allows significant cost savings.

A capacitively coupled microplasma in a fused silica capillary with an internal diameter of 250 micrometers.

Detection of halogenated organic compounds in gas chromatography by concurrent monitoring of the emission from chlorine (a) and bromine (b). 1) 1,1-dichloroethylene, 2) methylene chloride, 3) trans-1,2-dichloroethylene, 4) cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, 5) bromodichloromethane, 6) dibromochloromethane.