Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 800

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Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 800 graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer


Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 800 graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometer. (Picture taken by Saku Mattila.)

Name and Model (Year of Manufacture / Installation)

Perkin Elmer AAnalyst 800 (1999/1999)

General Information

Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (GFAAS). The device can perform graphite furnace and flame atomic absorption spectroscopy.

Key Specifications


Wavelength range: 190-870 nm

Diffraction grating: 1800 lines/nm blazed at 236 nm and 597 nm

Grating area: 64 x 72 mm

Reciprocal linear dispersion: 1.6 nm/mm (nominal)

Focal length: 267 mm

Spectral bandwidth: 0.2, 0.7 & 2.0 nm


Furnace: Heating temperature up to 2450 °C in steps of 10 °C.

The instrument can determine the following chemical elements: Ag, As, Au, Ca, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, Ga, Hg, K, Mg, Mn, Mo, Na, Ni, Pb, Pd, Rb, Sb, Sc, Se, W, Zn

Key Features
  • Spectrometer: Real-time double-beam optical system.
  • Detector: Wide-range segmented solid-state detector, including a built-in low-noise CMOS charge amplifier array.
  • Longitudinal AC Zeeman-effect background correction using a modulate 0.8 Tesla magnetic field oriented longitudinal to the optical path.
  • Built-in fully computer-controlled Transversely Heated Graphite Atomizer (THGA™).
  • The graphite furnace can be moved automatically into the sample compartment and positioned via software control and a motorized carriage.
Location, Contact Person

Department of Chemistry, YE 413 / Ari Väisänen