Chemical Instrumentation

ISBN : 9780198557968

Richard P. Wayne
96 Pages
189 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 1994
Oxford Chemistry Primers
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Instrumentation, often of a highly sophisticated kind, lies behind many of the most interesting aspects of contemporary chemistry. Some techniques - such as NMR - owe their existance to electronic instrumentation; others have been made simpler, more reliable, and more precise. Yet undergraduates reading chemistry often have only the most rudimentary understanding to be performed.
This book aims to introduce chemists to some of the building blocks and devices that make up the most important instruments used in industry and research. It is not a book about electronics or about detailed circuit design, though the first chapter reviews the principles. Simple measuring devices are discussed before the introduction of the constituent elements of more complex devices, and emphasis is given to the enhancement of signal-to-noise ratios, which often lies at the heart of some of the most demanding measurements in the chemical sciences. This clearly written text will provide a basic understanding of how instrumentation works and thus help chemists use what is available both correctly and effectively.


1: Fundamental ideas
2: Simple measuring instruments
3: Input transducers
4: Feedback and control
5: Noise and its reduction
6: Computers in instrumentation
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About the author: 

Richard P. Wayne, University Lecturer; Dr Lee's Reader in Chemistry, Christ Church, Oxford

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