solute-volatilization interference

in flame spectroscopy
@I03089@ due to changes in the @V06632@ rate of the dry @A00176@ particles in the case when @V06632@ of the analyte is incomplete in the presence and/or absence of the concomitant. This interference can either be specific, if the analyte and interferent form a new phase of different thermostability, as when Mg and Al form MgAl2O4 in an air–acetylene flame, or non-specific, if the analyte is simply dispersed in a large excess of the interferent, as when Ag is dispersed in ThO2. If the interferent has a high boiling point, this latter is sometimes referred to as a blocking interference. It is often difficult to make sharp distinctions between the specific and non-specific solute-@V06632@ interferences.
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 136 [Terms]