Improving the Performance Of Atomic Absorption Instruments

by | Mass Spectrometry, Spectroscopy

Are you working with atomic absorption and looking for guidance on improving performance? Separation Science has collaborated with the experts at Agilent to provide a video tutorial series to help you boost your atomic absorption skills. In the second tutorial in the series, instructor Eric Vanclay provides five top tips for optimizing the performance of your atomic absorption instruments. He advises on potential issues and reveals key maintenance steps to help avoid common problems.

Through this tutorial, you will:

  • Learn 5 tips that can help you achieve optimal performance from your flame AAS
  • Understand the potential issues that can impact flame AAS performance
  • Learn maintenance tips and tricks that will help you avoid common AA analysis problems

Run time: 20 minutes

There are four tutorials in the Atomic Absorption series, with the remaining modules covering types and performance of AA lamps; maintenance, consumables, and resources; and questions and answers.

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The Presenter


These tutorials are brought to you in collaboration with Agilent, and presented by Eric Vanclay. Eric joined Varian in 1988 and has worked in a number of roles including Atomic Absorption Product Specialist, Atomic Absorption Product Manager, Export Marketing Manager, European Field Sales/Applications Specialist (atomic spectroscopy), ICP-OES Product Manager, and MP-AES Product Manager. After the acquisition of Varian by Agilent, Eric took on the role of Spectroscopy Supplies Product Marketing Manager, with responsibility for field sales support, customer support, product development, and marketing of the spectroscopy supplies. He has over 30 years’ experience with all of the atomic spectroscopy techniques. He is based at Agilent’s Spectroscopy Technology Innovation Centre in Melbourne, Australia.


Other tutorials within our Spectroscopy Learning Hub cover ICP-MS and ICP-OES. Ready to explore?

Published  Apr 24, 2023

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