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This article provides a clear but nonexhaustive description of the general principle of atomic emission, with a particular focus on instrumentation, and summarizes the main characteristics of the inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometer technique. Basic atomic theory as well as the instrument characteristics and their influence on the instrument performances are presented. The advantages, drawbacks, and developments of this technique are discussed, and, finally, alternative techniques and examples of applications are provided.

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Oumaïma Gharbi, Odile Hirsch, Patrick Chapon, Alice Stankova, 2019. "Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy", Materials Characterization

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