What is TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS?

Type of elemental analysis which seeks to identify origin of materials by finding minor traces of elements accidentally present in samples eg impurities. The principle can be extended to compound analysis using such hypersensitive methods as nuclear magnetic resonance. See panel on Trace element analysis.


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