Skip to main content

Approaching Single Atom Detection with Atomic Fluorescence in a Glow Discharge Atom Reservoir

Buy Article:

$29.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


A commercial hollow cathode lamp is used as an atom reservoir for the atomic fluorescence of lead excited by a copper laser pumped dye laser. The glow discharge source is nearly an ideal atom cell for such measurements, having very low background emission and excellent atomization characteristics. A detection limit of 1.8 ag of lead within the laser beam is easily obtained.

Keywords: Atomic fluorescence; Glow discharge; Single atom detection

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 2: Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611; present address: CCR, Joint Research Center, Environment Institute, 21020, Ispra (Va), Italy

Publication date: July 1, 1989

More about this publication?

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more