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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Theory and Experiment of Atomic Spectroscopy - N402081
Title: Teorie a experiment atomové spektroskopie
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
Actual: from 2013
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc.
This subject contains the following additional online materials
Annotation -
Last update: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc. (15.09.2013)
In lectures, students learn about modern methods of trace element analysis based on the principles of atomic spectroscopy. Introductory part of the course is devoted to theoretical principles, the structure of the atom, energy transitions in the electron shell of atoms and basic structural elements used in atomic spectroscopy. The main part of the course comprises atomic absorption spectroscopy, which is currently the most widely used technique of elemental analysis. Students learn the used radiation sources, methods of atomization interference correction methods and some special approaches to the analysis (generation of volatile compounds, electrolytic deposition of analyte). Another series of lectures is devoted to emission spectral analysis, students will learn various methods of excitation spectra, such as spark, arc, glow discharge, plasma and laser. Attention is also paid to the atomic fluorescence spectroscopy, the X-ray, electron and mass spectroscopy. In the lectures on applications, students get acquainted with work in the trace lab, use of coupled techniques for speciation analysis, the methods of preparation of various types of samples (water, biological materials, ores and rocks) and the possibilities of using atomic spectroscopy techniques for in situ analysis.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc. (15.09.2013)

Students completing the course will acquire theoretical knowledge of the methods of elemental analysis using optical spectroscopy (absorption, emission and fluorescence), X-ray spectrometry and mass spectrometry. They will be familiar with the various methods of sample preparation and problems of cleanness in trace laboratory.

Literature -
Last update: VED402 (01.10.2013)

R: Cullen M.: Atomic Spectroscopy in Elemental Analysis

R: José A.C. Broekaert: Analytical Atomic Spectrometry with Flames and Plasmas

Learning resources -
Last update: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc. (03.09.2013)

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc. (15.09.2013)

Students complete oral exam.

Syllabus -
Last update: TAJ402 (16.05.2012)

1. Structure of atoms, interaction of electrons with electromagnetic radiation

2. Basics of optics, construction of monochromators and polychromators

3. Atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS): light sources and detectors

4. AAS: flame and electrothermal atomization

5. AAS: interferences and background correction, optimization and signal processing

6. AAS: special techniques, hydride generation, determination of mercury

7. Atomic fluorescence spectroscopy,

8. Flame emission spectrometry, spectrography with spark and arc excitation, glow-discharge emission spectroscopy, in situ measurements

9. Inductively coupled plasma and direct plasma optical emission spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

10. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

11. X-ray fluorescence analysis, in situ measurements

12. Electron spectroscopy, surface analysis

13. Sample preparation for trace elements’ analysis

14. Hyphenated techniques for trace elements’ speciation

Registration requirements -
Last update: Mestek Oto prof. Ing. CSc. (03.09.2013)

basic knowledge of analytical chemistry

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0,4 10
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,6 18
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100