A system in which the analyte is carried to a collecting device called the collector which may be an amalgamator for mercury, a cold trap for some of the more stable
hydrides, an absorbing solution in which the analyte is absorbed by some chemical reaction, an electrothermal atomizer or a reservoir.
PAC, 1992, 64, 261
(Nomenclature, symbols, units and their usage in spectrochemical analysis - XIII. Terms related to chemical vapour generation (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
on page 263
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