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Stuart Chalk, Ph.D.
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University of North Florida
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"Precision Attainable In The Determination Of Silver By Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry - Analysis Of Thermoelectric Silver-doped Tellurides"
Anal. Chim. Acta 2000 Volume 408, Issue 1-2 Pages 183-190
Jitka Šrámková, Stanislav Kotrlý and Pavla Jakoubková

Abstract: Effects of the presence of mineral acids and varied matrix composition were investigated to assess the reliability of flame atomic absorption spectrometric determination of Ag in milligram samples of bismuth antimony telluride monocrystals with thermoelectric properties. For optimum conditions, i.e. hydrogen ion concentration of about 1 mol l(-l) in a mixture of HNO3, HCl and tartaric acid, a linear calibration between 0.1 and 3 µg mL-1 of Ag was obtained. In order to achieve a high precision of absorbance readings, it was necessary to minimize the time delay (about 2 h for 1 mol L-1 of H+) between the preparation of solutions and the measurements. Under such conditions, a long-run reproducibility of the slope values and reliable determinations of 100-900 µg g-1 of Ag in 10^-25 mg samples were achieved with relative standard deviation of 1-3%. The 3s detection limit was estimated to be about 0.050 µg mL-1. A modified version of the standard additions technique with three steps was applied to confirm the results close to the limit of determination.
Silver Spectrophotometry Interferences Optimization Standard additions calibration