Accession Number : AD0766179

Title :   Effect of Oxygen on Response of the Electron-Capture Detector,

Corporate Author : WATERLOO UNIV (ONTARIO) DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Karasek,Francis W. ; Kane,David M.

Report Date : 03 NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The electron-capture (EC) detector for gas chromatography has occupied an important position in analytical use because of its unique sensitivity and selectivity, particularly for compounds of biomedical and environmental significance. The importance of the detector has led to many studies of its characteristics, both to improve performance and to understand its basic mechanism. The recent development of the new technique of plasma chromatography for the first time permits one to obtain direct experimental data to observe the charged species being formed in the EC detector and their response and mobility under changing parameters. The report discusses findings using this technique.

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRON CAPTURE, *DETECTORS), IONS, MEASUREMENT, ERRORS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE