atomic absorption spectroscopy

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atomic absorption spectroscopy

[ə¦tä·mik əb¦sörp·shən ‚spek′träs·kə·pē]
(spectroscopy)
An instrumental technique for detecting concentrations of atoms to parts per million by measuring the amount of light absorbed by atoms or ions vaporized in a flame or an electrical furnace.