from the column is fed into a hydrogen-rich flame and produces light emission. Optical
filters are used to select the wavelength
range of the emission which is characteristic of specific atoms (usually sulfur or
phosphorus). The detector is very specific, depending on the choice of optical filters.
It can detect the S- and P-containing compounds down to
but the detector is non-linear.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
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