Chemists have attempted quantitative spectrographic analysis repeatedly since 1863 when Miller first conducted his experiments. De Gramont added considerable information in a series of papers of about 1907. Leonard and Pollock, and Hartley also published much material about the same time. These methods depend on comparison with a standard of the same composition, containing the same elements. Gerlack and Schweitzer have recently developed a system which depends on comparison with lines of some other element which occur very nearby. The method used in our determinations is based on the earlier work.
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McCann, D. C.; Waldbauer, Louis; and Popoff, Stephen
"A Quantitative Spectrographic Study of Magnesium Contamination in Calcium Oxalate Precipitates,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 38(1), 157-158.
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