Major

Physics

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Total x-ray reflection spectrometry involves exciting electrons in metallic elements which are then interpreted as concentrations based on their absorption of electromagnetic radiation. Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy is a technique that detects metals present in samples through how ground state metals absorb light at a specific wavelength. The purpose and objective of this research project is to study the elemental content present in different prepared vinegar samples. The different elemental concentrations present in different samples can shed light into the impact of growing the ingredients for the vinegar in different areas of the world.

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Martina Schmeling, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Share

COinS
 

Analysis of Elemental Content of Organic Samples by Total X-Ray Reflection Fluorescence and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

Total x-ray reflection spectrometry involves exciting electrons in metallic elements which are then interpreted as concentrations based on their absorption of electromagnetic radiation. Flame atomic absorption spectroscopy is a technique that detects metals present in samples through how ground state metals absorb light at a specific wavelength. The purpose and objective of this research project is to study the elemental content present in different prepared vinegar samples. The different elemental concentrations present in different samples can shed light into the impact of growing the ingredients for the vinegar in different areas of the world.