local fraction volatilized, χ v, β v in flame emission and absorption spectrometry, in flame emission and absorption spectrometry

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The substance fraction of the volatilized component in the total desolvated component. The gaseous state includes free atoms, molecules and radicals. This quantity is measured in a defined part of the flame, usually the observation space. The fraction volatilized varies inversely with the size of the desolvated particles. Since χ v varies markedly with the height in the flame, its observed value represents an average.
Source:
PAC, 1986, 58, 1737 (Quantities and units in clinical chemistry: Nebulizer and flame properties in flame emission and absorption spectrometry (Recommendations 1986)) on page 1741