General characterization of AC and DC arc, spark and glow discharges, as well as “high frequency” plasmas working in the MHz-GHz range (inductively coupled and microwave induced plasma). Sample introduction into the plasma sources. Comparison of analytical capabilities (detection limits, reproducibility, dynamic range, sensitivity etc.) of different plasma sources and demonstration of their applicability in different fields of analytical chemistry.
Glow Discharge Plasmas in Analytical Spectroscopy, Edited by R.K.Marcus and J.A.C. Broekaert, Wiley, 2003
Inductively Coupled Plasmas in Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, Edited by A. Montaser and D.W. Golightly, 1987