Zeeman-effect atomic absorption spectrometry

Zeeman-effect atomic absorption spectrometry

[¦zē·mən i‚fekt ə¦täm·ik əp¦sȯrp·shən spek′träm·ə·trē]
(spectroscopy)
A type of atomic absorption spectrometry in which either the light source or the sample is placed in a magnetic field, splitting the spectral lines under observation into polarized components, and a rotating polarizer is placed between the source and the sample, enabling the absorption caused by the element under analysis to be separated from background absorption. Abbreviated ZAA spectrometry.
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