In general, two cells arranged in a bridge
configuration detect the change in thermal conductivity
of the gas at the output of the column. This detector is sensitive to any substance
with thermal conductivity
different from that of the carrier gas
. The lowest detectable limit is between
The linear dynamic range is of the order of
This type of detector is often used for measuring components at relatively high concentrations.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2192
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