Atomic absorption spectroscopy provides a quantitative breakdown of individual elements within a sample. By vaporizing a prepared sample and exposing the vapors to light, our experts can help you determine the concentration of a single element within a material.

While dozens of elements can be analyzed using this method, only one single element can be measured during each atomic absorption or graphite furnace atomic absorption (GFAA) spectroscopy test.  Because of this, many other chemical analysis methods may often be more timely and cost-effective. 

However, graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy allows for extremely low detection of trace elements within an organic or inorganic sample. Solid materials can be analyzed through chemical digestion before testing.

Our atomic absorption capabilities 

Element’s accredited laboratories perform testing to various ASTM and environmental standards, as well as internal procedures. We offer both flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy, depending on the material type and detection limit required. Additionally, we can test for mercury in aqueous solutions using cold vapor atomic absorption. 

The Element advantage

Our atomic absorption spectroscopy laboratories are located across the US and Europe, allowing you fast worldwide access to our engaged experts and unique range of services. Whether you have a pure material or an alloy, our atomic absorption experts will work with you to develop a method to suit your needs.

For more information about our chemical analysis services, or to request a quote, contact us today. 

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