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ROBERT G. MICHEL
University of Connecticut
Department of Chemistry

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2010

  Quantitative analysis by resonant laser ablation with optical emission detection: Resonant laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy. Danielle Cleveland and Robert G. Michel. Microchemical Journal 95 (2010) 120–123



2008

  A Review of Near-Field Laser Ablation for High-Resolution Nanoscale Surface Analysis. Danielle Cleveland and Robert G. Michel. Applied Spectroscopy Reviews. 43: 93-110, 2008


2007

 
1.
Teaching Raman Spectroscopy for the Undergraduate Teaching Laboratory: Quantification of Ethanol Concentration in Consumer Alcoholic Beverages and Qualitative Identification of Marine Diesels Using a Miniature Raman Spectrometer. Danielle Cleveland, Matthew Carlson, Evan D. Hudspeth, Lauren E. Quattrochi, Kathleen L. Batchler, Shrimati A. Balram, Seongun Hong, and Robert G. Michel. Spectroscopy Letters, 40: 903-924, 2007
 
2.
Effect of background gas, sample angle and laser polarization on the enhancement effect of resonant laser ablation, Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, and Robert G. Michel, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2007, 22, 745 - 753


2006

  Teaching Raman Spectroscopy in both the Undergraduate Classroom and the Laboratory with a Portable Raman Instrument. Evan D. Hudspeth, Danielle Cleveland, Kathleen L. Batchler, Phuong A. Nguyen, Tracey L. Feaser, Lauren E. Quattrochi, Jesse Morenz, Shrimati A. Balram, Jack X. Zhou, Daniel Lombardi and Robert G. Michel. Spectrosc. Lett. 39(1), 99-115 (2006).

2005

1.
Resonant laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc. 39(12), 1427-1444 (2005).
2.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Technical Publication: Certificate of Analysis for Standard Reference Material 2703, dated 14 June 2005. Sediment for Solid Sampling (Small sample) Analytical Techniques. Stephen A. Wise, Robert L. Watters. Cooperating laboratories included University of Connecticut, Storrs, Shrimati Balram, Ryan Brennan, Ruth Waddell and Robert G. Michel.

2004

  Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Presidential Reflections. Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc. 58 (12), 349A - 351A (2004).

2002

  A review of recent applications of near infrared spectroscopy, and the characteristics of an novel PbS CCD array-based near-infrared spectrometer. Peter Stchur, Danielle Cleveland, Jack Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc. Rev. 37 (4) 383-428 (2002).

2001

  Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry - a review. Peter Stchur, Karl X. Yang, Xiandeng Hou, Tao Sun, Robert G. Michel. Spectrochim. Acta, Part B. 56 1565-1592 (2001).

1999

1.
Excimer laser ablation for microwave-induced plasma emission spectrometry. J. Korean Phys. Soc. 35, 133-142 (1999). Karl X Yang, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou and Robert G. Michel.
2.
New types of tunable lasers. A chapter in "Advances in Atomic Spectroscopy - Vol. 5" (1999), pp 99-143. Ed. by Joseph Sneddon. Authors: Xiandeng Hou, Jack X. Zhou, Karl X. Yang, Peter Stchur, and Robert G. Michel. JAI Press Inc. ISBN 0-7623-0502-9
3.
Digital video clips for improved pedagogy and illustration of scientific research - with illustrative video clips on atomic spectrometry (provided on an accompanying CD-ROM). Robert G. Michel, Jennifer M. Cavallari, Elena Znamenskaia, Karl X. Yang, Tao Sun, and Gary Bent, Spectrochim. Acta Electronica. 54B, 1903-1918 (1999).
4.
High-speed video images of helium and argon inductively coupled plasmas for mass spectrometry. Lisa A. Iacone, Wellington R.L. Masamba, Sang-Ho Nam, Michael G. Minnich, Akbar Montaser and Robert G. Michel, Spectrochim. Acta Electronica. 54B, 1919-1928 (1999).

1998

1.
Resonant laser ablation with an optical parametric oscillator laser and detection by a microwave induced plasma for trace metal analyses of solid samples. Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy, Robert G. Michel, KAERI, South Korea, Nov. 3-4, 1998. 6, 33-37 (1998).
2.
Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. X. Hou, P. Stchur, K.X. Yang and R.G. Michel, TrAC - Trends Anal. Chem. 17, 532-541 (1998).
3.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite furnace with and optical parametric oscillator laser for sequential multi-element determination of cadmium, cobalt, lead manganese and thallium in Buffalo river sediment. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel, J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom. 12, 41-47 (1998).
4.
Lasers Based on Optical Parametric Devices: Wavelength Tunability Empowers Laser-based Techniques in the UV, Vis, and Near -IR. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, and Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc. 52, 176A-189A (1998).

1997

1.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Chapter 3 in "Lasers in Analytical Atomic Spectrometery" Edited by Joseph Sneddon, Terry L. Thiem, and Yong-Ill Lee. 1997 VCH Publishers Inc. ISBN 1-56081-907-3, QD96.A8L38 1996. Authors: Xiandeng Hou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Jack X. Zhou, Karl X. Yang, Robert F. Lonardo, and Robert G. Michel
2.
Lasers. Chapter 2 in "Lasers in Analytical Atomic Spectrometery" Edited by Joseph Sneddon, Terry L. Thiem, and Yong-Ill Lee. 1997 VCH Publishers Inc. ISBN 1-56081-907-3, QD96.A8L38 1996. Authors: Joseph Sneddon, Terry L. Thiem, Yong-III Lee, Xiandeng Hou and Robert G. Michel.
3.
Characterization of a tunable optical parametric oscillator laser system for multielement flame laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry of cobalt, copper, lead, manganese, and thallium in Buffalo river sediment. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 69, 490-499 (1997).
4.
Determination of tin in nickel-based alloys by graphite furnace laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Karl X. Yang, Robert F. Lonardo, Zhongwen Liang, Francis R. Preli, Xiandeng Hou, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom. 12, 369-373 (1997).
5.
Newton Method of Successive Approximations for the Linearization of the Calibration Curves of chromium, copper lead, manganese, silver and thallium in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, Jack X. Zhou and Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc. 51, 738-743 (1997).

1996

1.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Pressure Controlled Graphite Electrothermal Atomizer. Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Richard L. Irwin, and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 68, 514-521 (1996).
2.
Determination of Phosphorus in Polymers by Solid Sampling Electro-Thermal Atomization Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert F. Lonardo, Alex Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, J. Anal. Atom. Spectrosc. 11, 279-285 (1996).
3.
Maintenance of the Slope of Linearized Calibration Curves in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometery. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, Israel Koltracht, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel, Spectrochim. Acta, Part B., 51, 713-729 (1996).
4.
Continuous Wave Diode Laser Total Solid Sample Vaporization for Biological Sample Analysis - Lead in Bovine Liver. Jack X. Zhou, Suh-jen Jane Tsai, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. Microchem. J. 54, 111-128, (1996).
5.
Extension of Working Range in Zeeman Graphite Furance Atomic Absorption Spectrometry by Nonlinear Calibration with Prior Correction for Stray Light. Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Jack X. Zhou, Robert G. Michel and John T. McCaffrey. Spectrochim. Acta, Part B. 51, 1309-1323 (1996).

1995

  Spatial Discrimination against Background with Different Optical Systems for Collection of Fluorescence in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with a graphite tube electrothermal atomizer. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 67, 2246-2255 (1995).

1995 - non-peer reviewed

  Multimedia Lectures in the Chemistry Department. Robert G. Michel and Carl W. David. Newsletter of the Univ. of CT. Teaching Institute, Winter 1995, pp 2-4.

1994

1.
Linearization of Calibration Curves of Manganese, Copper, Silver, Thallium, and Chromium in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Evelyn G. Su, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta, Part B, 49B, 367-385 (1994)
2.
Choice of Fluorescence Wavelengths for the Determination of Trace Chlorine by Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry of Indium Monochloride. Evelyn G. Su and Robert G. Michel. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 9, 501-508 (1994)
3.
Role of Barium as a Matrix Modifier in the Determination of Fluoride by Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence of Magnesium Fluoride in a Graphite Tube Furnace. Alexander I. Yuzevosky and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 9, 1203-1207, 1994.
4.
Stray Light Effects in Zeeman Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Edward Voigtman, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta Part B. 49B, 1629-1641 (1994)
5.
Determination of Ultra-Trace Amounts of Cobalt in Ocean Water by Laser Excited Atomic Fluroescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Electrothermal Atomizer with Semi On-line Flow Injection Procentration. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert G. Lonardo, Mohui Wang and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrom., 9, 1195-1202, 1994
6.
Newton approximation method for linearization of calibration curves in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Evelyn G. Su, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta B 49B, 1643-1656 (1994)

1993

1.
Determination of Tellurium and Antimony in Nickel Alloys by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace. Zhongwen Liang, Robert F. Lonardo, and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta, Part B, 48B, 7-23, 1993
2.
Capacitive Discharge Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence of Thallium. Zhongwen Liang, Andrew P. Walton, David J. Butcher, Richard L. Irwin and Robert G. Michel. Microchemical Journal, 47, 363-378 (1993)
3.
Effect of Stray Light on Characteristic Mass in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Evelyn G. Su, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, John T. McCaffrey, Walter Slavin and Robert G. Michel. Microchemical Journal, 48, 278-302 (1993) (Special Issue in honor of Robert G. Michel, Benedetti-Pichler Awardee)
4.
Determination of Ultra-trace Amounts of Copper and Cadmium in Seawater by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Flow Injection Semi-on-line Preconcentration. Mohui Wang, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, and Robert G. Michel. Microchemical Journal, 48, 326-342 (1993) (Special Issue in honor of Robert G. Michel, Benedetti-Pichler Awardee)

1992

1.
Background Correction by Wavelength Modulation for Pulsed Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Evelyn G. Su, Richard L. Irwin, Zhongwen Liang and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 64, 1710-1720 (1992)
2.
Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry of Phosphorus and Phosphorus Monoxide in a Graphite Furnace: Application to the Determination of Phosphorus in Biological Samples, and Nickel alloys. Zhongwen Liang, Robert F. Lonardo, Junichi Takahashi, Francis R. Preli, and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrosc. 7, 1019-1028 (1992)
3.
Transverse Zeeman background correction for graphite furnace laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry: Determination of lead and cobalt in standard reference materials. Richard L. Irwin, Guor-Tzo Wei, David J. Butcher, Zhongwen Liang, Evelyn G. Su, Junichi Takahashi, Andrew P. Walton, and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta, 47B, 1497-1515 (1992)
4.
Analytical atomic spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. A chapter in the "Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology", Vol 2, pp 357-379, (1992). Academic press, New York.

Announcements of Benedetti-Pichler Award

  "Chemical & Engineering News", July 13, 1992, page 48.
"Canadian Spectroscopic News", July 1992, Vol. 21, No. 2, page 4.
"Analytical Chemistry", July 15, 1992, Vol. 64, No 14, page 709A.
"Applied Spectroscopy", August 1992, Vol. 46, No 8, page 1313 and front cover.
"Microchemical Journal", August 1992, Vol. 46, No 1, pages 1-3 and facing page 1.
"The Valchemist", Summer 1992, Vol. XXXIV, No. 1, page 2.
"Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Newsletter", Vol. 19, No. 2, August 1992, page 13.
"Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry", August 1992, Vol. 7, No. 5, page 4.
"Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition, Preliminary Program", Thirty-First Annual Meeting, Nov. 16-20, 1992, pages 14 and 17.
"Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition, Final Program", page 25, Thirty-First Annual Meeting, Nov. 16-20, 1992.
"The Retort", newsletter of the Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition. Jan. 1993, page 9.

1991

1.
Topics in Laser Spectroscopy: Probe atomization for laser enhanced ionization in a graphite tube furnace. David J. Butcher, Richard L. Irwin, Sten Sjostrom, Andrew P. Walton and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochim. Acta, Part B, 46, 9-33 (1991).
2.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence in a flame as a high sensitivity detector for organomanganese and organotin compounds following separation by high performance liquid chromatography. Andrew P. Walton, Guor-Tzo Wei, Zhongwen Liang, John B. Morris, and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 63, 232-240 (1991).
3.
Determination of Fluorine in Urine and Tap Water by Laser excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Tube Furnace with Front Surface Illumination. David J. Butcher, Richard L. Irwin, Junichi Takahashi, and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spetrosc., 6, 9-18 (1991).

1990

1.
Determination of Subnanogram per Cubic Meter Concentrations of Metals in the Air of a Trace Metal Clean Room, by Impaction Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Zhongwen Liang, Guor-Tzo Wei, Richard L. Irwin, Andrew P. Walton Joseph Sneddon, and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 62, 1452-1457 (1990)
2.
Signal and noise considerations of non-dispersive laser excited atomic fluorescence in a graphite tube atomizer with front surface illumination. Guor-Tzo Wei, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, Jr., and Robert G. Michel. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 5, 249-259 (1990).
3.
Direct solid sampling of nickel based alloys by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry with aqueous calibration. Richard Irwin, Angela Mikkelson, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, and Robert G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta, Part B, 45B, 903-915 (1990).
4.
Capacitive discharge circuit for controlled heating of anisotropic graphite tubes, Part II. Characterization for graphite furnace atomic absorption. John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. Applied Spectroscopy, 44, 919-933 (1990).
5.
Nonlinearity of calibration graphs for laser excited atomic fluorescence in graphite tube atomizers. Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli Jr., Guor-Tzo Wei, and Robert G. Michel. Applied Spectroscopy, 44, 934-944 (1990).
6.
Determination of Thallium and Lead in Nickel Based Alloys by Direct Solid Sampling with Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence. Richard L. Irwin, David J. Butcher, Junichi Takahashi, Guor-Tzo Wei, and Robert G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrosc., 5, 603-610 (1990).
7.
Determination of Thallium, Manganese, and Lead in Food and Agricultural Standard Reference Materials by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometries with Slurry and Dissolved Sampling. David J. Butcher, Richard L. Irwin, Junichi Takahashi, Guizhen Su, Guor-tzo Wei, and Robert G. Michel. Appl. Spectrosc., 44, 1521-1533 (1990).

Book Review

  Laser Techniques in Luminescence Spectroscopy. Ed. by Tuan Vo-Dinh and DeLyle Eastwood. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrosc. 5, 591-592 (1990)

Chemical and Engineering News

Laser Enhanced Molecular Fluorescence. Report on the 1990, Boston ACS meeting. C&EN, May 21, 1990, 37-38.

1989

1.
Electrodeless Discharge Lamps. Joseph Sneddon, Richard F. Browner, Peter N. Keliher, James D. Winefordner, David Butcher and Robert G. Michel. Progress in Analytical Spectroscopy, 12, 369-402 (1989).
2.
Capacitive discharge circuit for controlled heating of anisotropic graphite tubes, Part I. John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. Applied Spectroscopy. 43, 310-319 (1989).
3.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in an electrothermal atomizer with Zeeman background correction. J.P. Dougherty, F.R. Preli, and R.G. Michel. Talanta, 36, 151-159 (1989).

1988

1.
Determination of thallium in bovine liver and mouse brains by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite tube furnace. Joseph P. Dougherty, Julie A. Costello and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 60, 336-340 (1988).
2.
Atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. A chapter in "Methods in Enzymology", Academic press, 158, 222-243 (1988).
3.
Diagnostic studies of the Zeeman effect for laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in an electrothermal atomizer. F.R. Preli, Jr., J.P. Dougherty and R.G. Michel. Spectrochimica Acta, 43B, 501-517 (1988).
4.
Continuum source excited atomic fluorescence in the metastable nitrogen plasma. John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. Microchemical Journal, 37, 357-367 (1988).
5.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in flames, plasmas and electrothermal atomizers - a review. David J. Butcher, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, Andrew P. Walton, Guor-Tzo Wei, Richard L. Irwin, and Robert G. Michel. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 3, 1059-1078, (1988).

1987

1.
Determination of femtogram amounts of metals in samples by laser excited atomic fluorescence in a graphite tube furnace. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty, and Francis R. Preli, Jr. Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers 86, Nov. 3-7, 1986, Orlando, Florida, STS Press (Ed. R.W. McMillan), McLean, Virginia. 299-304, (1987)
2.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in an atomic absorption graphite tube furnace. Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli Jr., and Robert G. Michel. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 2, 429-434 (1987).
3.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry with a laboratory constructed electrothermal atomizer. Francis R. Preli, Jr., Joseph P. Dougherty and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 59, 1784-1789 (1987).
4.
Conventional source excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry - A review. David Butcher, Joseph P. Dougherty, John T. McCaffrey, Francis R. Preli, Jr. Andrew P. Walton and Robert G. Michel. Progress in Analytical Spectroscopy. 10, 359-506 (1987).
5.
Optimization of a direct current plasma emission echelle spectrometer. Martha S. Hendrick and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chim. Acta. 192, 183-195 (1987).
6.
Instrumentation for Zeeman electrothermal atomizer laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry - ZETA LEAFS. Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli Jr., John T. McCaffrey, Michael D. Seltzer and Robert G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 59, 1112-1119 (1987).
7.
Analytical atomic spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. A chapter in the "Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology", Vol 1, pp 270-297, (1987). Academic press, New York.

1986

1.
Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. R.G. Michel, M.D. Seltzer and Martha S. Hendrick. In: "Analytical Chemistry in the Exploration, Mining and Processing of Materials". pp 133-139, Ed. L.R.P. Butler (IUPAC). Blackwell Scientific Publications. Oxford England (1986)
2.
Preparation of highly dispersed metal ion clusters via microwave discharge methods. R.P. Zerger, K.C. McMahon, M.D. Seltzer, R.G. Michel and S.L. Suib. J. Catalysis. 99, 498-505 (1986).
3.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence for studies of enhancement effects in the direct current plasma. Martha S. Hendrick, M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Spectrochim. Acta. 41B, 335-348 (1986).
4.
Inexpensive microcomputer control of instrumentation using the Commodore-64. Philip A. Goliber and R.G.Michel. Analytical Instrumentation. 15, 77-91 (1986).
5.
Direct current plasma as an excitation source for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry - some applications. Martha S. Hendrick, P.A. Goliber and R.G. Michel. J. Anal. Atom. Spectrosc. (London). 1, 45-50 (1986).
6.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence in the direct current plasma. Martha S. Hendrick, Michael D. Seltzer and Robert G. Michel. Spectrosc. Lett. 19 (2), 141-147 (1986).

1985

1.
Brain manganese accumulation following systemic administration of different forms. G. Gianutsos, M.D. Seltzer, R. Saymeh, Man-Li Wu and R.G. Michel. Archives of Toxicology. 57, 272-275 (1985).
2.
Direct current plasma as a radiation source for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. P.A. Goliber, Martha S. Hendrick and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 57, 2520-2526 (1985)
3.
Spectral interferences and stray light in continuum source excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Man-Li Wu and R.G. Michel. Analyst (London). 110, 937-942 (1985).
4.
Precision considerations in the determination of manganese in mouse brains by furnace atomic absorption with Zeeman background correction. J.P. Dougherty, R.G. Michel and W. Slavin. Analytical Letters. 18 (A10), 1231-1244 (1985).
5.
Microwave excited electrodeless discharge lamps as intense sources for Zeeman atomic absorption spectrometry. Joseph P. Dougherty, R.G. Michel and W. Slavin. Spectrosc. Lett. 18, 627-641 (1985).
6.
Photomultiplier gating for improved detection in laser-excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer, Martha S. Hendrick and R.G. Michel. Anal.Chem. 57, 1096-1100 (1985).

Other publications

  Spectrascan - analog interface compiler for the Commodore-64. Software for the Commodore-64. Philip A. Goliber and R.G. Michel. Copyright 1985 by Research Corporation/Research Software. (Published July 1985).

1984

  Inexpensive computer interfaces for measurement of noise in instrumentation. Man-Li W. Wu and R.G. Michel. Analytical Instrumentation, 13, 117-134 (1984).

1983

1.
.Carbon furnace for sample introduction into a metastable nitrogen plasma. John T. McCaffrey and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 2175-2179 (1983).
2.
Thermal gradient lamps for dispersive flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 2444-2445 (1983).
3.
Preparation of electrodeless discharge lamps for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 1817-1819 (1983).
4.
Sectored wheel wavelength modulation for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 488-492 (1983).
5.
Discrimination against atomic-emission spectral interferences in wavelength modulated continuum source excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey, Man-Li Wang Wu and R.G. Michel. Analyst, 108, 1195-1208 (1983).

1982

1.
.Carbon furnace for sample introduction into a metastable nitrogen plasma. John T. McCaffrey and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 2175-2179 (1983).
2.
Thermal gradient lamps for dispersive flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 2444-2445 (1983).
3.
Preparation of electrodeless discharge lamps for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 1817-1819 (1983).
4.
Sectored wheel wavelength modulation for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chem. 55, 488-492 (1983).
5.
Discrimination against atomic-emission spectral interferences in wavelength modulated continuum source excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey, Man-Li Wang Wu and R.G. Michel. Analyst, 108, 1195-1208 (1983).

1982

  A square-wave wavelength modulation system for use in atomic spectrometry. J. Sneddon, L. Bezur, R.G. Michel, and J.M. Ottaway. Anal. Proc., 35-37, (Jan. 1982).

1981

  A novel method of wavelength modulation for atomic spectrometry - some preliminary experiments. R.G. Michel, J. Sneddon, J.K. Hunter, J.M. Ottaway and G. S. Fell. Analyst, 106, 288-298 (1981).

1980

  Applications of flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry in clinical analysis. J.M. Ottaway, M.L. Hall, R.G. Michel, J. Sneddon and G.S. Fell. Trace Element Analytical Chemistry in Medicine nd Biology. Ed. P. Bratter and P. Schramel, Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin, New York. 255-263 (1980).

1979

1.
Preparation and operation of selenium electrodeless discharge lamps for use in atomic fluorescence flame spectrometry. R.G. Michel, J.M. Ottaway, J. Sneddon and G.S. Fell. Analyst, 104, 687-691 (1979).
2.
The effect of stray light in monochromators on detection limits of flame atomic fluorescence measurements. R.G. Michel, M.L. Hall, S. Rowland , J. Sneddon, J.M. Ottaway, and G. S. Fell. Analyst, 104, 505-515 (1979).
3.
Determination of cadmium in blood and urine by flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. R.G. Michel, M.L. Hall J.M. Ottaway and G. S. Fell. Analyst, 104, 491-504 (1979).

1978

1.
A reproducible method for preparation and operation of microwave excited electrodeless discharge lamps: Additional experience with cadmium lamps. R.G. Michel, J.M. Ottaway, J. Sneddon and G.S. Fell. Analyst, 103,1204-1209 (1978).
2.
A reproducible method for preparation and operation of microwave excited electrodeless discharge lamps: Simplex optimization of experimental factors for a cadmium lamp. R.G. Michel, Julia Coleman and J.D. Winefordner. Spectrochim. Acta, 33B, 195-215 (1978).

1977

  Development of an atomic fluorescence (AFS) method for cadmium in blood and urine. G.S. Fell, J.M. Ottaway, F.E.R. Hussein, R.G. Michel and M.L. Hall. Developments in Toxicology and Environmental Science, Vol. 1, Clinical Chemistry and Chemical Toxicology. Ed. S.S. Brown, Elsevier/North Holland. 367-370 (1977).

1975

  Studies in atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Part III. The determination of tin in steels. L. Ebdon, D.P. Hubbard and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chim. Acta, 74, 281-288 (1975).

1974

1.
Determination of tin in steels by atomic fluorescence spectroscopy. R.G. Michel, L. Ebdon and D.P. Hubbard. Proc. Soc. Anal. Chem., 11, 264-266 (1974).
2.
Studies in atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Part II. Interference effects in the determination of tin with various premixed flames. D.P. Hubbard and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chim. Acta, 72, 285-293 (1974).

1973

  Studies in atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Part I. Inexpensive methods of improving signal-to-noise ratios. D.P. Hubbard and R.G. Michel. Anal. Chim. Acta, 67, 55-67 (1973).

1972

  A preliminary study of the use of the Unicam SP90 in atomic fluorescence spectrometry. D.P. Hubbard and R.G. Michel. Spectrovision, No. 27, 15-17 (1972).

 

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2006

Contributed Talks

1.
An Investigation of the Resonant Laser Ablation Phenomenon for Trace Metal Analysis Detected by Plasma Optical and Mass Spectrometries. Danielle Cleveland and Robert G. Michel. Paper #W02, 2006 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 8–14, 2006.
2.
Multidimensional Chromatography Interfaced With Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry for Speciation of Zinc Metalloproteins, Shrimati A. Balram, Lee Lee Chung, Danielle Cleveland, Anthony Palermo, Lauren Quattrochi, Clare Yannette, Michael Morrison, Douglas Chin, Phuong Nguyen, Heather Molyneux, Hedley Freake, and Robert Michel. Paper #TP57, 2006 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 8–14, 2006.

2005

Contributed Talks

1.
Multidimensional Chromatography, Coupled with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, for Speciation of Zinc Metalloproteins. Shrimati A. Balram, Lee Lee Chung, Danielle Cleveland, Clare Yannette, Douglas Chin, Michael Morrison, Phuong Nguyen, Heather Molyneux, Hedley Freake, and Robert G. Michel. Paper #503, Quebec City, Canada, October 9-13, 2005.
2.
Elucidation of the mechanism of resonant laser ablation through detection by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively couled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Robert G. Michel, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Dan Hou, and Karl Xiadong Yang. Pittsburg Conference on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. February 27-March 4, 2005. Orlando, Florida, USA. Paper number 900-5.

Invited Talks

1.
Resonant laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, New York Section, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inc., Dobbs Ferry, NY, Octboer 19, 2005.
2.
Tunable laser excited resonant ablation detected by plasma optical emission and mass spectrometry - selectivity, sensitivity and mechanism. Robert G. Michel and Danielle Cleveland. 2005 Asia-Pacific winter conference on plasma spectrochemistry. Chiang Mai, Thailand, April 25-30, 2005.

2004

Contributed Talks

  Resonant laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Dan Hou, Karl Xiadong Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Paper #141. Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Portland, OR, Oct. 3-7, 2004

Invited Talks

1.
Resonant Laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Dan Hou, Karl Xiadong Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Society for Applied Spectroscopy and Spectroscopy Society of Canada Tour Speaker. Ministry of the Environment, Toronto, Canada. Monday, June 7, 2004.
2.
Resonant Laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Dan Hou, Karl Xiadong Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Society for Applied Spectroscopy and Spectroscopy Society of Canada Tour Speaker. National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada. Tuesday, June 8, 2004.
3.
Resonant Laser ablation of metals detected by atomic emission in a microwave plasma, and by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Danielle Cleveland, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Dan Hou, Karl Xiadong Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Society for Applied Spectroscopy and Spectroscopy Society of Canada Tour Speaker. Magill University, Montreal, Canada. Wednesday, June 9, 2004.

2003

Invited Talks

  Resonant Laser Ablation for Trace Element Analysis. Robert G. Michel, Peter Stchur, and Danielle Cleveland. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition. Somerset, NJ, Nov. 20, 2003. In a symposium to honor Joseph Sneddon on the occasion of his receipt of the Benedetti-Pichler Award.

2002

Contributed Talks

1.
Resonant Laser Ablation for Determination of Trace Metals in Samples. Peter Stchur and Robert G. Michel. Paper #1232. Pittsburgh Conferences. New Orleans, LA, March 17-22, 2002.
2.
Applications of a novel PbS-based near infrared array spectrometer system. Paper CHED 203. D.M. Cleveland, P. Stchur, J. Zhou, R.G. Michel. National meeting of the American Chemical Society. Orlando, FL, April 7-11, 2002.

2001

Contributed Talks

1.
Experience with multimedia techniques in analytical chemistry and in high schools. Robert G. Michel and Peter Stchur, Paper #83. Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Detroit, MI, Oct. 7-12, 2001.
2.
Reproducibility of Resonant Laser Ablation Signals. Robert G. Michel and Peter Stchur. Paper #215. Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Detroit, MI, Oct. 7-12, 2001.

Invited Talks

  Resonance Laser Ablation excited by an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detected with Microwave Induced Plasma provides enhanced selectivity and sensitivity. R.G. Michel and P. Stchur. Paper # FR1-1, Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale (CSI XXXII) Pretoria, South Africa, 8-13, July 2001.

2000

Contributed Talks

  Observations On The Craters Produced In Resonant Laser Ablation. Peter Stchur, Chris Caporuscio, and Robert G. Michel, 27th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Nashville, TN, Sept. 24-29, 2000.

Invited Talks

1.
Resonance laser ablation with an optical parametric oscillator laser and detection by a microwave induced plasma for trace metal analyses of solid samples. Robert G. Michel. Queens College, CUNY, New York, NY, March 29, 2000.
2.
Optical parametric oscillator lasers for atomic spectrometry: an introduction to their principles of operation and characteristics. Robert G. Michel. Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China. May 24, 2000.
3.
Resonance laser ablation with an optical parametric oscillator laser and detection by a microwave induced plasma for trace metal analyses of solid samples. Robert G. Michel. Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PR China. May 25, 2000.
4.
Resonance Laser Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection by a Microwave Induced Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solids. Robert G. Michel. New England section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. Chelmsford MA, November 16, 2000.

1999

Contributed Talks

1.
Resonant Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser for the Determination of Molybdenum in Steel Samples. Xiandeng Hou, Peter Stchur and Robert G. Michel. 50th Anniversary Pittsburgh Conference. March 7-12, 1999, Orlando, FL.
2.
Resonant Laser Ablation for Determination of Trace Metals in Samples. Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, Chris Caporuscio, and Robert G. Michel, 26th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 24-29, 1999.
3.
Trace Metal Analysis by Resonant Laser Ablation. Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, Chris Caporuscio, and Robert G. Michel. 38th Annual Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition. Nov. 14-19, 1999, Somerset NJ.

Invited Talks

1.
Selective determination of trace metals by resonant laser ablation with some suggested applications to agricultural samples. P. Stchur, X. Hou, R.G. Michel. 217th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 21-25, 1999.
2.
Resonance Laser Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection by a Microwave Induced Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel, Xiandeng Hou and Peter Stchur. Alfred University, Alfred, NY. March 26, 1999.
3.
Resonance Laser Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection by a Microwave Induced Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel, Xiandeng Hou and Peter Stchur. St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY. March 26, 1999.
4.
Resonance Laser Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection by a Microwave Induced Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel, Xiandeng Hou and Peter Stchur. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England, April 21, 1999.
5.

Digital Video for Teaching with Multimedia Technology. Robert G. Michel. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England, April 21, 1999.
6.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detected with a Microwave Plasma. Robert G. Michel. CLEO'99 Satellite Symposium and Reception, on Real-Life Spectroscopic Applications of Optical Parametric Oscillators. Baltimore, Maryland. May 26, 1999.
7.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detected with a Microwave Plasma. Robert G. Michel, Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, and Chris Caporuscio. Wadsworth Center, New State Deparment of Health, Albany, New York, June 10, 1999.
8.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detected with a Microwave Plasma. Robert G. Michel. Peter Stchur, Xiandeng Hou, and Chris Caporuscio. Rhode Island College. Providence, Rhode Island, Dec. 3, 1999.

Workshops given

  Intensive, week-long, summer workshop for high school and middle school teachers to develop multimedia materials, Aug. 9-13 1999. Given under the auspices of EASTCONN. (Eastern Connecticut's organization for provision of professional development for school teachers.)

1998

Contributed Talks

1.
Rapid Scan and Wide Tunability of an Extraordinary Resonance Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser in Real Sample Survey Analyses by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. 1998 Pittsburgh Conference, New Orleans, LA, Paper number 2016P, March 1-5, 1998.
2.
Optical Saturation in Real Samle Analysis by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou and Robert G. Michel. 1998 Pittsburgh Conference, New Orleans, LA. Paper number 2007P, March 1-5, 1998.
3.
Solid Sampling by Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser Resonant Ablation into a Microwave Plasma. Karl X. Yang, Xiandeng Hou, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. 1998 Pittsburgh Conference, New Orleans, LA, Paper number 2017, March 1-5, 1998.
4.
Resonance Laser Ablation for Sample Introduction into a Microwave Induced Plasma. Xiandeng Hou, Tao Sun, Pete Stchur, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium, Nov. 15-20, 1998.
5.
Determination of Selenium in Biological Samples by Electrothermal Atomization Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Slurry Sampling. Xiandeng Hou, Kirti Patel, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium, Nov. 15-20, 1998.

Invited Talks

1.
Resonance Laser Ablation with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection by a Microwave Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel. The George Washington University, Washington D.C. Oct. 2, 1998.
2.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Lasers for Laser Ablation and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Karl X. Yang, Xiandegn Hou, and Jack X. Zhou. Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Baton Rouge, LA, Nov. 1-2, 1998.
3.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detected with a Microwave Plasma. Robert G. Michel, Karl X. Yang, and Xiandeng Hou. Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Austin, TX, October 11-15, 1998.
4.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Lasers for Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Resonance Laser Ablation. Robert G. Michel, Society for Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker. Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, April 16, 1998.
5.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Lasers for Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Resonance Laser Ablation. Robert G. Michel, Society for Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker. Pacific Environmental Science Center, North Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 20, 1998.
6.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Lasers for Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Resonance Laser Ablation. Robert G. Michel, Society for Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker. University of California, Berkeley, CA, April 22, 1998.
7.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection with a Microwave Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel. The 6th Symposium on Laser Spectroscopy. Nov. 3-4, 1998. KAERI, Taejon, South Korea.
8.
Resonance Laser Ablation Excited with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser and Detection with a Microwave Plasma for Trace Metal Analyses of Solid Samples. Robert G. Michel. The 4th International Symposium on Advanced Analytical Techniques and Applications. Nov. 6-7, 1998. Kyungnam University, South Korea.
9.

Lasers Based on Optical Parametric Devices: Wavelength Tunability Empowers Laser-based Techniques in the UV, Vis. and Near-IR, with examples in Laser Ablation and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Dec. 11, 1998. University of Iowa.

Workshops given

1.
Intensive, week-long, summer workshop for high school and middle school teachers to develop multimedia materials, Aug. 10-14, 1998. Given under the auspices of EASTCONN. (Eastern Connecticut's organization for provision of professional development for school teachers.)
2.
Intensive, Semester-long, Workshop for High School and Middle School Teachers to Develop Multimedia Materials, Spring 1998. A hands-on workshop for high school and middle school teachers. Tuesdays 6-9 PM. Jan. 27 to May 5, 1998. Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut.
3.
Intensive, Semester-long, Workshop for High School and Middle School Teachers to Develop Multimedia Materials, Spring 1998. A hands-on workshop for high school and middle school teachers. Mondays 2:30-5 PM. March 9 to May 4, 1998, Norwich Free Acedemy, Norwich, CT.

1997

Contributed Talks

1.
Effect of Repetition Rate on Solid Sample Microanalysis by UV Laser Ablation into a Microwave Plasma. Karl X Yang, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou and Robert G. Michel. 1997 Pittsburgh Conference, Atlanta, GA, Paper number 318 P. Tuesday, March 18, 1997.
2.
Sequential Multielement Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser System. Jack X. Zhou, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel. 1997 Pittsburgh Conference, Atlanta, GA, Paper number 1292. Tuesday, March 18, 1997.
3.
From the ultraviolet to the infrared: tunable pulsed lasers based on optical parametric oscillation; their specifications, characteristics, and limitations for analytical spectroscopy. Robert G. Michel, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, and Suh-Jen Jane Tsai. 24th FACSS meeting, October 26 - 30, 1997, Providence, RI
4.
Optical saturation and calibration accuracy in sequential multielement laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry of complex matrices. Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. 24th FACSS meeting, October 26 - 30, 1997, Providence, RI
5.
Tunable optical parametric oscillator-based lasers for sequential multielement atomic absorption spectrometry Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. 24th FACSS meeting, October 26 - 30, 1997, Providence, RI
6.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite furnace for direct determination of lead in paint by solid sampling. Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. 24th FACSS meeting, October 26 - 30, 1997, Providence, RI
7.
Characterization of an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser, Based on Extraordinary Resonance, for Applications in Multielement Atomic Spectrometry. Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition. November 16-21, 1997, Somerset, NJ.
8.
Determination of Lead in Paint by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with Confirmation of Accuracy by Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in Graphite Furnaces Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, Jennifer Cavallari and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition. November 16-21, 1997, Somerset, NJ.

Invited Talks

1. Digital Video and Multimedia for Student Presentations in the Undergraduate Laboratory. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, March 24, 1997. Robert G. Michel.
2. Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser Systems for Multielement Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Flames and Graphite Furnaces. University of Vermont. Burlington, Vermont, March 25, 1997. Robert G. Michel.
3. Digital Video and Multimedia for Student Presentations in the Undergraduate Laboratory. Union College, Schenectady, NY. April 11, 1997. Robert G. Michel.
4. Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser Systems for Multielement Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Flames and Graphite Furnaces. Union College, Schenectady, NY. April 11, 1997. Robert G. Michel.
5. Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser Systems for Multielement Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Flames and Graphite Furnaces. Fordham University, Bronx, NY, April 16, 1997.
6. Optical Saturation and calibration accuracy in multielement laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry of complex matrices. Xiandeng Hou, Jack X. Zhou, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. 24th FACSS meeting, October 26 - 30, 1997, Providence, RI.

Workshops given

  Intensive, Semester-long, Workshop for High School and Middle School Teachers to Develop Multimedia Materials, Fall 1997. A hands-on workshop for high school and middle school teachers. Tuesdays 6-9 PM. Sept. 2 to Dec. 9, 1997. Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut.

1996

Contributed Talks

1.
Extended Calibration Curves in Zeeman Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. How far can we go? Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. Presented at Pittcon'96, Chicago, IL, March 3-8, 1996.
2.
Tunable Solid State Laser Applications in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Jack X. Zhou, Daniel Xiandeng Hou, Karl X Yang and Robert G. Michel. Presented at Pittcon'96, Chicago, IL, March 3-8, 1996.
3.
Multielement Flame Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with a widely tunable Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. New York Academy of Sciences/American Chemical Society, Poster Program for Graduate Students in Chemistry. Nov. 2, 1996, The Academy, NY, NY.
4.
Electrothermal Atomization Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser: Sequential Multielement Determination of Cadmium, Cobalt, Lead, Manganese and Thallium. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. New York Academy of Sciences/American Chemical Society, Poster Program for Graduate Students in Chemistry. Nov. 2, 1996, The Academy, NY, NY.
5.
Steel Sample Microanalysis by Excimer Laser Ablation Coupled with Microwave Induced Plasma Emission Spectrometry. Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou and Robert G. Michel. New York Academy of Sciences/American Chemical Society, Poster Program for Graduate Students in Chemistry. Nov. 2, 1996, The Academy, NY, NY.
6.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser for Multielement River Sediment Analysis by Flame Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 17-22, 1996, Somerset, NJ.
7.
Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence with a Widely Tunable Narrowband Optical Parametric Oscillator (OPO) Laser. Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 17-22, 1996, Somerset, NJ.
8.
Solid Sample Microanalysis by Excimer Laser Ablation Coupled with Microwave Induced Plasma Emission Spectrometry, Karl X. Yang, Jack. X Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, and Robert G. Michel. Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 17-22, 1996, Somerset, NJ.
9.
Excimer Laser Ablation into a Microwave Plasma; Instrumental Optimization and Analytical Performance. Robert G. Michel, Karl X. Yang, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou. 23rd FACSS meeting, Kansas City, MO, Sept. 29, Oct. 4, 1996.
10.
Characterization for Atomic Spectrometry of an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser with Respect to Wavelength Tunability, Spectral Linewidth and Energy. Robert G. Michel, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai. 23rd FACSS meeting, Kansas City, MO, Sept. 29, Oct. 4, 1996.
11.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser Technology for Multielemental Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Jack X. Zhou, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai. 23rd FACSS meeting, Kansas City, MO, Sept. 29, Oct. 4, 1996.
12.
The role of optical parametric oscilator lasers in trace analysis. Suh-Jen Tsai, and Robert G. Michel. 1996 Annual Meeting of the Chinese Chemical Society. Dec. 6-8, 1996. Chinese Military Academy, Feng-Shan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Invited talks

1.
Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser for Atomic Spectrometry - A multimedia Presentation. Robert G. Michel. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Sept. 19, 1996.
2.
Digital Video and Multimedia for Student Laboratory Reports and Classroom Presentations: Virtual Reality in the Classroom and Laboratory. Robert G. Michel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Sept. 19, 1996.
3.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry with an optical parametric oscillator laser - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Simmons University, Boston, MA, April 29, 1996.
4.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry - a multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Barnard College of Columbia University. New York City, NY, April 12, 1996.
5.
Digital Video for Lecture Presentations And For Enhancement of Observational Skills in the Science Laboratory - a Multimedia Presentation. Robert G. Michel. Barnard College of Columbia University. New York City, NY, April 12, 1996.
6.
Calibration Curves in Zeeman Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: Extension vs. Linearization. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo and Robert G. Michel. European Furnace Symposium, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 26-30, 1996.
7.
Digital Video for Lecture Presentations: Virtual Reality in the Classroom. Robert G. Michel. Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC, Jan. 18, 1996. Three lectures given to various audiences University-wide during tenure as Visiting Scholar at WCU.
8.
Trials and Tribulations of an Optical Parametric Oscillator Laser, and its Applications in Laser Excited Atomic Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Western Carolina Universiy. Cullowhee, NC, Jan. 19, 1996. Given during tenure as Visiting Scholar at the University.

Workshops given

1. Digital Video for Lecture Presentatoins: Virtual Reality in the Classroom. Robert G. Michel. Western Carolina University. Cullowhee, NC, Jan. 19, 1996. A hands-on workshop given to a University-wide audience during tenure as Visiting Scholar at the University. Several computers were taken to the University in order to present the workshop.
2. Digital Video and Multimedia for Student Laboratory Reports and Classroom Presentations: Virtual Reality in Classroom and Laboratory. A one week hands-on workshop for high school and middle school teachers. August 19-23, 1996. Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut.

1995

Invited talks

1.
Trials and tribulations of an optical parametric oscillator laser - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, Dec. 6, 1995.
2.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence with an optical parametric oscillator laser - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Long Island University, Brooklyn, Long Island, NY. Oct. 31, 1995.
3.
An introduction to the use of digital video in chemistry presentations, with examples drawn from research and teaching projects in Analytical Chemistry - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Oct. 5,1995
4.
An introduction to the use of digital video in chemistry presentations, with examples drawn from research and teaching projects in Analytical Chemistry - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Smith College, Amherst, MA, Sept. 28,1995
5.
A new laser for laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry: the optical parametric oscillator laser - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the ACS National Meeting, Chicago, August 20-24, 1995 in a symposium to honor Prof. James D. Winefordner on the occassion of his receipt of the ACS Teaching Award.
6.
Digital Video for Lecture Presentations - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Regional School District No. 8 Andover, Hebron, Marlborough High School. Hebron, CT. Jan. 25, 1995.
7.
Instrumentation and Applications of Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace at Femtogram Sensitivity. Robert G. Michel. Presented at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, March 10, 1995.
8.
Use of Digital Video and Multimedia Computers in Chemistry Lectures - A multimedia presentation for teachers. Robert G. Michel. Presented at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, March 10, 1995.
9.
Optical Parametric Oscillator lasers for atomic spectrometry: some initial impressions and experience - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel, Jack X. Zhou, Dan X. Hou, and Karl X. Yang. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 15-20, 1995.
10.
New Laser Technologies for Atomic Spectrometry - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 1995 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 12-17, 1995, during a symposium in honor of Prof. Les Ebdon on the occasion of his Benedetti-Pichler award presentation.
11.
Digital Video and Multimedia Lectures in the Chemistry Department - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel and Ron Wikholm. Presented at the second annual open house for computing in teaching. Computer Center, Univ. of CT, Jan. 19, 1995.
12.
Multimedia computers for scientific and other reports; laser and atomic spectroscopy research in the department of chemistry - A multimedia presentation. Univ. of CT. Two talks given to several classes of Junior high school students, at RHAM High School, April 10, 1995. (Teacher Colleen Bjorbeck).

Contributed Talks

1. Absolute Analsysis by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. View into the Future. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 2, 1995, Anaheim, CA. Presented by AIY in a symposium: "New Voices at the Frontiers". This symposium was a special symposium in honor of students who were awarded American Chemical Society Fellowships in 1994/1995.
2. Digital Video for Multimedia Presentations in Chemistry - A multimedia presentation. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Eighteenth New England Academic Analytical Chemists Conference, April 28, 1995, at Northeastern University, Ashland, MA, Conference Center.
3. State-of-the-art Multimedia Technology as a tool in chemistry presentation - A multimedia presentation. Jennifer M. Cavallari, sponsored by Robert G. Michel at the 15th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the American Chemical Society, Connecticut Valley Section, April 29th, 1995, Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
4. Laser Diode Total Solid Sample Vaporization for Biological Sample Analysis, Jack X. Zhou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 15-20, 1995.
5. Analysis of solid biological samples by laser diode ablation and with Zeeman atomic absorption. Jack X. Zhou, Suh-Jen Jane Tsai, Xiandeng Hou, Karl X. Yang, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 1995 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 12-17, 1995. Awarded the EAS prize for best poster in atomic spectroscopy.
6. State-of-the-art multimedia technology as a tool in analytical chemistry presentation - A multimedia presentation. Jennifer M. Cavallari and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 1995 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 12-17, 1995.

Workshops

  Digital Video for Lecture Presentations. Robert G. Michel, with Harry Frank and Carl David. Presented to the faculty of the department of chemisty, Univ. of CT, March 22nd, 1995.

1994

Contributed Talks

1.
Modeling Stray Light Effects in Zeeman Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. E. Voigtman, A.I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. 1994 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, San Diego, CA, Jan. 10-15, 1994
2.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Pressure Controlled Graphite Furnace Atomizer: From Theory to the Analysis of Real Samples. Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. 45th Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, Feb. 27-Mar. 4, 1994
3.
Optics for the Detection System in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo and Robert G. Michel. 45th Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, IL, Feb. 27-Mar. 4, 1994
4.
Optical Arrangement for Detection of Fluorescence in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo and Robert G. Michel, 21st Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St. Louis, MS, October 2-7, 1994.
5.
Direct Determination of Phosphorus in Polymers by Laser Exctied Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry, Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, 21st Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St. Louis, MS, October 2-7, 1994.
6.
Effect of Spectral Interferences on the Linearization of Calibration Curves in Zeeman Graphite Furance Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, Jack X. Zhou, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel, 21st Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St. Louis, MS, October 2-7, 1994.
7.
Contemporary Studies on the Extension of the Linear Dynamic Range in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Alexander I. Yuzerfovsky, Robert F. Lonardo, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel, Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 13-18, 1994.
8.
Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Pressure Controlled Graphite Furnace Atomizer for the Analysis of Real Samples. Can We Succeed? Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 13-18, 1994.
9.
Direct Determination of Phosphorus in Polymers by Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry in an Electrothermal Atomizer, Karl X. Yang, Robert F. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, and Robert G. Michel, Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 13-18, 1994.
10.
Studies on Optical Effects for the Detection System in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in an Electrothermal Atomizer, Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 13-18, 1994.
11.
Further Improvements in Zeeman Furnace Calibration. Alexander Yuzefovsky, Robert Lonardo, Robert G. Michel, John T. McCaffrey, and Walter Slavin. 40th Canadian Spectroscopy Conference. Dalhousie University, Halifax. N.S. August 8-10, 1994.
12.
Improvements in Zeeman Furnace Calibration. Walter Slavin, Alexander Yuzefovsky and Robert Michel. Presented at the 7th Conference on Atomic Spectroscopy in Chemical Analsysis, August 30 - September 2, 1994, Pardubice, Czech Republic.

Workshops

1. Digital Video for Lecture Presentations. Robert G. Michel, with Harry Frank and Carl David. Presented to twelve High School Teachers from Northeastern Connecticut, Nov. 10, 1994, dept. of Chem. Univ. of CT.
2. Digital Video for Lecture Presentations. Robert G. Michel, with Harry Frank and Carl David. Presented to twelve High School Teachers from Northeastern Connecticut, Dec. 16, 1994, dept. of Chem. Univ. of CT.
3. Digital Video for Lecture Presentations. Robert G. Michel, with Gary D. Bent (Physics) and others. Presented to superintendents and other administrators from local school systems, Univ. of CT, Dec. 9, 1994.

1993

Invited talks

1.
Atomic Absorption and Laser Excited Atomic And Molecular Fluorescence in Graphite Furnaces for Trace Element Analyses. Robert G. Michel. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Washington, D.C., Feb. 23, 1993
2.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace - Femtogram Detection Limits, but Single Element Analyses; Future Prospects? Robert G. Michel. Atomic Spectrometry Updates Annual Meeting. March 24, 1993, Cambridge, England, UK.
3.
Absolute Analysis by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: Where do we go now? Evelyn G. Su, Alex Yuzefovsky, and Robert G. Michel. 205th ACS National Meeting, March 27 - April 2, 1993, Denver, Colorado.
4.
Determination of Phosphorus by Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York, April 2, 1993.
5.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace for Measurement of Femtogram Amounts of Elements in Environmental, Metallurgical and Biological Samples. Robert G. Michel. ASM/TMS Spring Symposium "Materials Characterization and Testing", April 27 -28, 1993, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York.
6.
New Lasers and Optics for Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the University of Cincinnati, during The 1993 Oesper Symposium In Honor of James D. Winefordner. Friday October 8, 1993.
7.
Determination of Ultra-Trace Amounts of Cobalt in Seawater by Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace Atomizer Integrated with a Flow Injection On-Line Preconcentration System. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Mohui Wang, Robert F. Lonardo, and Robert G. Michel. 20th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Detroit, Michigan, October 17-22, 1993.
8.
Advantages of the Analysis of Solid Samples by Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Pressure Controlled Graphite Furnace. Robert G. Lonardo, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Jack X. Zhou and Robert G. Michel. 20th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Detroit, Michigan, October 17-22, 1993.

Contributed Talks

1.
Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry of Diatomic Molecules in a Graphite Furnace. Evelyn G. Su, Rosa Harris and Robert G. Michel. 44th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Atlanta, Georgia, March 8-12, 1993
2.
Aspects of Absolute Analysis by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Evelyn G. Su, Alex Yuzefovsky, and Robert G. Michel. 44th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy. Atlanta, Georgia, March 8-12, 1993
3.
Theoretical and Practical Aspects of the Linearization of Calibration Curves for Ag, Cu, Mn, Bi and Tl in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Evelyn G. Su, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. 20th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Detroit, Michigan, October 17-22, 1993.
4.
Studies on the Effect of Stray Light on the Characteristic Mass in Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Evelyn G. Su, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey and Robert G. Michel. 20th Annual Meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Detroit, Michigan, October 17-22, 1993.
5.
Linear Working Curves and Stable Calibration for Furnace AAS. W. Slavin, B.V. L'vov, E. Su, A.I. Yuzefovsky, J.T. McCaffrey and R.G. Michel. XXVIII Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, June 29 - July 1, 1993. Post Symposium on Graphite Atomizer Techniques in Analytical Spectroscopy, July 4-7, 1993, York, England, U.K.
6.
Graphite Furnace Analysis with Linear Working Curves whose Slopes are Largely Independent of Instrumental Conditions. W. Slavin, B.V. L'vov, E. Su, A.I. Yuzefovsky, J.T. McCaffrey, R.G. Michel. 39th Canadian Spectroscopy Conference, 16-18th August, 1993, Quebec, Canada.
7.
Determination of Ultra-Trace Amounts of Metals in Ocean Water Reference Materials by Laser Excited Fluorescence and Atomic Absorption Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace Atomizer Integrated with a Flow Injection Semi on-line Preconcentration System. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Mohui Wang, Robert G. Lonardo, and Robert G. Michel. 32nd Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 15-19, 1993, Somerset, NJ.
8.
Absolute Analysis by Zeeman Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry - The effect of Stray Light on Characteristic Mass. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, Walter Slavin, John T. McCaffrey, and Robert G. Michel. 32nd Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition, Nov. 15-19, 1993, Somerset, NJ.

1992

Invited talks

1.
Laser Excited Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy in Graphite Furnaces - Measurements of Metals and Non-metals at the Femtogram Level. Robert G. Michel, Zhongwen Liang, and Guizhen Su. Presented at the 1992 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, San Diego, CA, Jan. 6-11, 1992.
2.
Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic and Molecular Fluorescence of Metals and Non-Metals at the Femtogram Level. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, May 29th, 1992.
3.
The effect of stray light on the characteristic mass in Zeeman graphite furnace atomic absorption and background correction by wavelength modulation in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Evelyn Guizhen Su, Alex Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, England, U.K. July 28, 1992. Presented by EGS on a Kirkbright Travel Bursary.
4.
The effect of stray light on the characteristic mass in Zeeman graphite furnace atomic absorption and background correction by wavelength modulation in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Evelyn Guizhen Su, Alex Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, University of Hull, Hull, England, U.K. July 30, 1992. Presented by EGS on a Kirkbright Travel Bursary.
5.
The effect of stray light on the characteristic mass in Zeeman graphite furnace atomic absorption and background correction by wavelength modulation in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Evelyn Guizhen Su, Alex Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K. Aug. 6, 1992. Presented by EGS on a Kirkbright Travel Bursary.
6.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Graphite Furnaces for Metals and Non-metals, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 19th Annual FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20-25, 1992.
7.
Solid Sampling of Nickel Based Alloys Through the use of Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in an Electrothermal Atomizer for the Determination of Metals, Non-metals and Metalloids. Robert Lonardo, Zhongwen Liang, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 19th Annual FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20-25, 1992.
8.
Real Sample Analysis by Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence. Robert G. Michel. Presented at a symposium on "Microanalysis in Today's World" in memory of Irene Nurkiewicz, at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Nov. 16-20, 1992, Somerset, NJ.
9.
Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence - Present Status, and Where Do We Go Now? Robert G. Michel. Presented in the Benedetti-Pichler Award Symposium, in honor of Robert G. Michel, at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, Nov. 16-20, 1992, Somerset, NJ.

Contributed talks

1.
Comparison and Signal and Noise Considerations of Different Lens Combinations in Laser Excited Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. Zhongwen Liang and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Pittsburgh Conference, March 9-12, 1992, New Orleans, Louisiana.
2.
Determination of Ultra-Trace Amounts of Lead, Copper, Cadmium and Cobalt in Seawater by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence with a Flow Injection On-line Preconcentration System. Mohui Wang, Alexander I. Yuzefovsky, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 19th Annual FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20-25, 1992.
3.
Role of Barium as a Matrix Modifier in the Formation of Magnesium Monofluoride as Determined by Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace. Alexander I. Yuzefovsky and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 19th Annual FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20-25, 1992.
4.
Determination of Trace and Ultratrace Chlorine by Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry of Indium Monochlorided. Evelyn Guizhen Su, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 19th Annual FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 20-25, 1992.
5.
Determination of Chloride by Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Molecular Spectrometry of Indium Chloride. Evelyn G. Su and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 6th BNASS, Polytechnic South West, Plymouth, England, U.K. 22-24 July, 1992. Presented by EGS on a Kirkbright Travel Bursary.

1991

Invited talks

1.
Laser Excited Atomic and Molecular Spectrometry in Graphite Furnaces, for the Determination of Metals and Non-metals in Samples. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the American Chemical Society, Meeting in Miniature, Ursuline College, Feb. 20, 1991
2.
Determination of Metals and Non-metals by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. Robert G. Michel, Evelyn G. Su, Zhongwen Liang, and Alex Yuzefovsky. Presented at the 18th Annual FACSS meeting, Anaheim, CA, Oct. 6-11, 1991.

Contributed talks

1.
Background Correction by Wavelength Modulation in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. E.G. Su, R.L. Irwin, Z. Liang and R.G. Michel. Presented at the Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, March 4-8, 1991 as paper number 213
2.
Signal-to-Noise Ratio of Transient Signals in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in an Electrothermal Atomizer. Z. Liang, R.L. Irwin, and R.G. Michel. Presented at the Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, March 4-8, 1991 as paper number 214
3.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry with Zeeman Background Correction for the Determination of Trace Elements in Real Samples. R.L. Irwin, J. Takahashi, D.J. Butcher, G.T. Wei, and R.G. Michel. Presented at the Pittsburgh Conference, Chicago, March 4-8, 1991 as paper number 215
4.
Determination of Phosphorus in biological samples by phosphorus monoxide laser excited molecular fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite furnace. Zhongwen Liang, Junichi Takahashi and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the ACS National Meeting, New York, Aug. 25-30, 1991.
5.
High Resolution Background Correction by Wavelength Modulation for Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. E.G. Su, and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 30th Annual Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 11-15, 1991.
6.
Laser Excited Fluorescence Spectrometry of Phosphorus and Phosphorus Monoxide in a Graphite Furnace. Z. Liang, J. Takahashi and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 30th Annual Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, NJ, Nov. 11-15, 1991.

1990

Invited talks

1.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace - Femtogram Determinations of Metals in Samples. ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, April 22-27, 1990.
2.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Ionization in Graphite Furnaces. An Overview of Instrumentation and Real Sample Analyses for the Determination of Metals down to the Femtogram Level. Plenary Lecture at the Fifth Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium, Loughborough Univ. of Technology, England, 18-20 July, 1990.
3.
Laser Excited Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy in Graphite Furnaces, for the Determination of Metals and Non-metals in Samples. Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset, New Jersey, Nov. 11-16, 1990
4.
Laser excited atomic and molecular fluorescence in a graphite furnace. Department of Chemistry, State University of New York at Brockport, NY. Oct. 30, 1990.
5.
Laser excited fluorescence in graphite furnaces for determination of the elements in samples - analysis at the femtogram level. Department of Chemistry, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA. Nov. 19, 1990.
6.
Laser Excited Atomic and Molecular Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. A poster presented at the 1990 Gordon Research Conference on Analytical Chemistry. New Hampton School, New Hampton, New Hampshire, Aug. 6-10, 1990.

Contributed talks

1.
A Study of Signal to Noise Ratio in Electrothermal Atomizer Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence with a 500 Hz Excimer Laser. Richard L. Irwin, David J. Butcher, Zhongwen Liang, Guor-Tzo Wei, and Robert G. Michel. Pittsburgh Conference, New York City, March 5-9, 1990.
2.
The Analysis of Biological Samples by Laser Enhanced Ionization in a Graphite Tuber Furnace with Probe Atomization. David J. Butcher, Sten Sjostrom, Richard L. Irwin, and Robert G. Michel. Pittsburgh Conference, New York City, March 5-9, 1990.
3.
The Determination of Fluorine by Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Tube Furnace. David J. Butcher, Richard L. Irwin, Junichi Takahashi and Robert G. Michel. ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, April 22, 1990.
4.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in an Anisotropic Graphite Tube Heated by Capacitive Discharge. Zhongwen Liang, Andrew P. Walton, David J. Butcher, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVII annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 7 -12, 1990.
5.
High Resolution Background Correction by Wavelength Modulation in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Guizhen Su, Richard L. Irwin, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVII annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 7 -12, 1990.
6.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in an Electrothermal Atomizer with Zeeman Background Correction. Richard L. Irwin, David J. Butcher, Guor-Tzo Wei, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVII annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 7 -12, 1990.
7.

Direct Solid Sampling of Nickel Based Alloys by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption and Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Richard L. Irwin, David J. Butcher, Junichi Takahashi and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVII annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 7 -12, 1990.
8.
Determination of Fluorine by Laser Excited Molecular Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. 14th Annual Meeting of the New England Academic Analytical Chemists. Bolton Valley, Bolton, VT, Nov. 2-3, 1990.

1989

Invited talks

1.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA, February 1, 1989.
2.
Single Atom Detection in Analytical Chemistry? Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Graphite Furnaces. Presented at Queens College, CUNY, New York City, February 15, 1989.
3.
Analysis of Biological and Metallurgical Samples, by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Ionization in Atomic Absorption Graphite Furnaces, with Detection Limits in the Femtogram Range. Presented at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland, June 21, 1989.
4.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence and Ionization in Graphite Furnaces - Femtogram Sensitivity and Practical Analyses. Robert G. Michel, Guor-Tzo Wei, Richard Irwin and David Butcher. Presented at the New York SAS Award Symposium to honor James D. Winefordner during the 28th Eastern Analytical Symposium, New York City, Sept. 24-29, 1989.
5.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Furnace. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Oct. 24, 1989.
6.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in Graphite Tube Furnaces for the Analysis of Real Samples at the Femtogram Level. Robert G. Michel, Villanova Univ., Villanova, PA, Nov. 28, 1989.

Contributed talks

1.
Single Atom Detection in Analytical Chemistry: Real Sample Analyses. Presented to the University of Connecticut Chapter of SIGMA XI, March 1, 1989.
2.
Single Atom Detection in Analytical Chemistry by Laser Fluorescence and Ionization. Presented at the University of Connecticut, Randolph T. Major Lecture Series, April 5-7, 1989.
3.
Non-dispersive Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in a Graphite Tube Electrothermal Atomizer. Guor-Tzo Wei and Robert G. Michel. Presented at Pittsburgh Conference, Atlantic City, March 6-10, 1989.
4.
Determination of Non-volatile Organometallic compounds by High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled to Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Andrew P. Walton, Zhongwen Liang and Robert G. Michel. Presented at Pittsburgh Conference, Atlantic City, March 6-10, 1989.
5.
Determination of Subnanogram Per Meter3 of Metals in Air, in a Clean Room by Impaction Graphite Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence or Atomic Absorption. Zhongwen Liang, Guor-Tzo Wei, Richard L. Irwin, Andrew P. Walton, Joseph Sneddon, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVI annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1-6, 1989.
6.
A Study of Signal to Noise Ratio in Electrothermal Atomizer Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence with a 500 Hertz Excimer Pumped Dye Laser. Richard L. Irwin, Guor-Tzo Wei, David J. Butcher, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVI annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1-6, 1989.
7.
Laser Enhanced Ionization in a Graphite Tube Furnace with Probe Atomization. David J. Butcher, Sten Sjostrom, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVI annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1-6, 1989.
8.
Trace Element Analysis of Nickel Based Alloys by Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in a Graphite Furnace with Solid Sampling. J. Takahashi, G.T. Wei, R. Irwin, Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XVI annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 1-6, 1989.

1988

Invited talks

1.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence in flames, plasmas, and electrothermal atomizers - an overview. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 1988 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 3-9, 1988, San Diego, CA.
2.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, Jr., and Guor-Tzo Wei. Presented at the Eastman Kodak Company, Kingsport, Tennessee, March 18, 1988.
3.
Femtogram sensitivity by laser excited atomic fluorescence in atomic absorption furnaces. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Olin Corporation, Research Center, Cheshire, CT, June 13, 1988.

Contributed talks

1.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence in graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel and Guor-Tzo Wei. Presented at the Fourth Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium, York, England, June 29 to July 1, 1988.
2.
Femtogram detection limits by laser excited atomic fluorescence in atomic absorption graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel and Guor-Tzo Wei. Presented at the 27th Eastern Analytical Symposium, New York, N.Y., Oct 2-7, 1988.
3.
Direct solid sampling of nickel based alloys by atomic absorption using aqueous calibration. R.L. Irwin, A.L. Mikkelsen, J.P. Dougherty, F.R. Preli, and R.G. Michel. Presented at the 15th annual FACSS meeting, Boston MA, Oct. 3- Nov. 4, 1988.
4.
The shape of calibration curves for laser excited atomic fluorescence in graphite tube furnaces. J.P. Dougherty, F.R. Preli, Jr., G.T. Wei, and R.G. Michel. Presented at the 15th annual FACSS meeting, Boston MA, Oct. 3- Nov. 4, 1988.
5.
Signal and noise considerations of laser excited atomic fluorescence in graphite tube furnaces. G.T. Wei and R.G. Michel. Presented at the 15th annual FACSS meeting, Boston MA, Oct. 3- Nov. 4, 1988.
6.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence as a high sensitivity detector for high performance liquid chromatography. A.P. Walton, G.T. Wei and R.G. Michel. Presented at the 15th annual FACSS meeting, Boston MA, Oct. 3- Nov. 4, 1988.
7.
Subfemtogram determinations of metals in samples? Robert G. Michel. Presented at the New England Academic Analytical Chemists' Conference. Nov. 11-12, 1988.

1987

Contributed talks

1.
Zeeman laser excited atomic fluorescence in a graphite tube furnace. Francis R. Preli Jr., Joseph P. Dougherty, David Butcher and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the XXV Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, Toronto, Canada, June 21-26, 1987.
2.
Zeeman background corrected laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a graphite tube furnace - some applications. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS-14), Detroit, Michigan, October 4-9, 1987.
3.
Hollow cathode lamp excited atomic fluorescence in a graphite tube furnace. Andrew P. Walton and Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 14th annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS-14), Detroit, Michigan, October 4-9, 1987.
4.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence - real sample analyses. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Eleventh Annual New England Academic Analytical Chemists' Conference (NEAACC-11), University of Connecticut, Avery Point, CT, Oct. 30 - 31, 1987.

Invited talks

1.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at Fordham University, Bronx, New York, February 11, 1987.
2.
Zeeman laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, March 26, 1987.
3.
Zeeman electrothermal atomizer laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. J.P. Dougherty, F.R. Preli, D. Butcher and R.G. Michel. Presented at the Optical Society of America, topical meeting on "Laser applications to chemical analysis", Lake Tahoe, Jan. 26-29, 1987.
4.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, Jr., and David J. Butcher. Presented at the International Laser Science Conference, (ILS-III), Nov. 1-5, 1987, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
5.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel, David J. Butcher, Joseph P. Dougherty, and Francis R. Preli Jr., Presented at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, September 13-18, 1987, New York City, NY.
6.
Background correction for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Eastern Analytical Symposium, September 13-18, 1987, New York City, NY.
7.
High sensitivity and accuracy by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the 1987, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Lake Arrowhead meeting, Lake Arrowhead, CA, May 23- 24, 1987.
8.
Laser excited atomic spectrometry in graphite tube furnaces. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty, Francis R. Preli, Jr., and David J. Butcher. Presented at the conference on Lasers 87 at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Dec. 7-11, 1987.
9.
High sensitivity and accuracy by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Frank Preli, Joseph P. Dougherty and David Butcher. Presented at the XXV Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale, Toronto, Canada, June 21-26, 1987.
10.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, May 22, 1987.
11.
High sensitivity and accuracy by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the Naval Weapons Center of the U.S. Department of the Navy, China Lake, CA, on May 21, 1987.
12.
Zeeman background corrected laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, Nov. 2, 1987.

1986

Invited talks

1.
Zeeman background correction for laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Frank R. Preli and R. G. Michel. Presented to the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in Boston, MA, March 20, 1986. (Student award symposium. Frank Preli received a $100 award for his research).
2.
Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented to the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in Philipsburg, NJ, April 29, 1986. Society of Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker talk.
3.

Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented to the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in Corning, NY, April 9, 1986. Society of Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker talk.
4.
Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented to the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in Boston, MA, April 10, 1986. Society of Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker talk.
5.
Progress in laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented to the Society of Applied Spectroscopy in New York City, NY, April 23, 1986. Society of Applied Spectroscopy Tour Speaker talk.
6.
Carbon furnace sample introduction into the metastable nitrogen plasma. Robert G. Michel and John T. McCaffrey. Presented to the 11th National Conference on Spectrochemical Excitation and Analysis, Edgartown, MA, Sept. 2-5, 1986.
7.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry (LEAFS) in a carbon tube furnace with Zeeman background correction. R.G. Michel, F. Preli and J.P. Dougherty. Presented to the Eastern Analytical Symposium, New York City, Oct. 20-24, 1986.
8.
Determination of femtogram amounts of metals in samples by laser excited atomic fluorescence in a graphite tube furnace. R. G. Michel, J. P. Dougherty, and F. R. Preli. Presented to the International Conference on Lasers '86, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 3-7, 1986.
9.
Zeeman electrothermal atomizer laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Presented at the State University of New York at Binghampton, New York, September, 19, 1986.

Contributed talks

1.
Progress in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel, Joseph P. Dougherty and Frank R. Preli. Presented at the SAC 86/3rd BNASS (Analytical Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry) conference, Bristol, England, July 20-26 1986.
2.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Robert G. Michel. Presented at the New England Academic Analytical Chemists Conference, Northampton, MA, May 2-3, 1986.
3.
Ultra-trace elemental analysis by graphite furnace laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry with Zeeman background correction. J. P. Dougherty, F. Preli and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St Louis, MO, Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 1986.
4.
Study of the Zeeman effect in graphite furnace laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry using a wavelength scanning approach. F. Preli, J. P. Dougherty and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St Louis, MO, Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 1986.
5.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence using a Perkin - Elmer HGA 500 graphite furnace. R. G. Michel, J. P. Dougherty, and F. Preli. Presented at the 13th Annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, St Louis, MO, Sept. 28-Oct. 3, 1986.

Other meetings

  Workshop on Bioanalytical Chemistry, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, Feb. 18-19, 1986.

1985

Contributed talks

1.
Optimization of a Direct Current Plasma Emission Echelle Spectrometer. M. S. Hendrick and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 36th Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition, Feb. 25 - March 1, 1985, New Orleans, Louisiana.
2.
Inexpensive Computer interfacing of Analytical Instruments. Man-Li Wu, Philip A. Goliber and R. G. Michel. Presented at the Scientific Computing and Automation Conference and Exposition. Atlantic City, NJ, May 1-3, 1985.
3.
Highly Dispersed Metal Atom Clusters in Zeolites. S. L. Suib, R. P. Zerger, K. C. McMahon, M. D. Seltzer and R. G. Michel. Presented at the North American Catalysis Society, Houston, TX,March 23, 1985.
4.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a carbon tube furnace. Michael D. Seltzer, Joseph P. Dougherty and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 12th FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 1985.
5.
Zeeman background correction for laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry in a carbon furnace. Joseph P. Dougherty, Michael D. Seltzer and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 12th FACSS meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 29 - Oct. 4, 1985.
6.
Inexpensive microcomputer control of instrumentation using the CBM-64. Philip A. Goliber and R. G. Michel. Presented at the Northeast Regional ACS meeting, (NERM-15) at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, June 23-25, 1985.

Invited talks

1.
Progress in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel, M. D. Seltzer and Martha S. Hendrick. PLENARY LECTURE presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Analytical Chemistry in the Exploration Mining and Processing of Materials. CSIR Conference Center, Pretoria, South Africa, 15-19 April, 1985.
2.
Diagnostic studies of the EIE enhancement effect in the DCP using Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel and Martha S. Hendrick. Presented at the Dept. of Physics, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, April 11, 1985.
3.
Zeeman background correction and the use of photomultiplier tubes in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel and M. D. Seltzer. Presented at the Department of Analytical Science, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. April 12, 1985.
4.
Zeeman background correction and the use of photomultiplier tubes in Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel and M. D. Seltzer. Presented in the Analytical Chemistry Section, MINTEK research institute (Council for Minerals Research), Johannesburg, South Africa April 25, 1985.
5.
Laser excited atomic and ionic fluorescence for studies of enhancement effects in the direct current plasma. R. G. Michel and Martha S. Hendrick. Presented at the 27th, Rocky Mountain Conference, July 14-18, 1985 in Denver, Colorado.
6.
Laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry (LEAFS). R.G. Michel. Presented at the 24th Eastern Analytical Symposium, Nov. 19-22, 1985, in New York City.
7.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, Dec. 3, 1985.
8.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. Robert G. Michel Presented at Boston University, Boston, MA, Dec. 2, 1985.
9.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel Presented at Rhode Island College. Providence, Rhode Island. Feb. 12, 1985.
10.
Background Correction Techniques for Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. R. G. Michel Presented at the College of the Holy Cross. Worcester, MA. March 11, 1985.

1984

Contributed talks

1.
Progress in analytical atomic fluorescence spectrometry. R. G. Michel. Presented at the 7th Annual conference of the New England Association of Academic Analytical Chemists. May 4th and 5th, 1984. College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
2.
Instrumentation for high sensitivity and accuracy in Furnace Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (Furnace LEAFS). R.G. Michel, Michael D. Seltzer, Martha S. Hendrick, John T. McCaffrey and Joseph P. Dougherty. Presented at the Second Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium. 10th -13th July 1984, University of Leeds. Leeds, England.
3.
Instrumental Considerations of Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry. M. D. Seltzer, M. S. Hendrick and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 11th annual meeting Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 16-21, 1984.
4.
Laser Excited Atomic Fluorescence in the DCP. M. S. Hendrick, M. D. Seltzer and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 11th annual meeting Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS). Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 16-21, 1984.
5.
Highly Dispersed Metal Atom Clusters in Zeolites. S. L. Suib, R. P. Zerger, K. C. McMahon, M. D. Seltzer and R. G. Michel. Presented at the PAC CHEM ACS Regional Conference, Honolulu, Dec. 14 1984.

Invited talks

1.
The DCP as atom cell and light source in atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Martha S. Hendrick and R. G. Michel. Presented at Students night, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Jan. 27, 1984. Boston, MA.
2.
Progress in analytical atomic fluorescence spectrometry. R. G. Michel. Presented at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, on April 20, 1984.
3.
Progress in analytical atomic fluorescence spectrometry. R. G. Michel. Presented at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, on April 19th, 1984.

1983

Contributed talks

1.
Advances in wavelength modulated continuum source excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Man-Li Wu and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
2.
Improvements in the preparation of electrodeless discharge lamps for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. M.D. Seltzer and R.G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
3.
Background to the teaching of chemical instrumentation. John T. Stock and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
4.
D.C. coupled plasma as a light source for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. P. A. Goliber and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
5.
Metastable plasma as an atom cell for atomic spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
6.
Double modulation for continuum source excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey and R. G. Michel. Presented at the 13th northeast regional meeting of the American Chemical Society, Hartford, CT, June 26-29, 1983.
7.
Zeeman background correction for atomic fluorescence. Departmental seminar, March 10, 1983.
8.
Carbon furnace sample introduction for the metastable nitrogen plasma. R. G. Michel and John T. McCaffrey. Presented at SAC 83, an international conference and exhibition organized by the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry. University of Edinburgh, July 17-23, 1983.
9.
A qualitative theory of Zeeman effect background correction for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 25-30, 1983.

Invited talks

1.
Carbon furnace sample introduction for the metastable nitrogen plasma. John T. McCaffrey and R. G. Michel. Presented at students night, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Boston, MA, Feb. 17, 1983.
2.
Aspects of sectored wheel wavelength modulation. Presented at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, July 26, 1983.
3.
Carbon furnace sample introduction for the metastable nitrogen plasma. Presented at Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Richfield, CT, Aug. 8, 1983.
4.
Zeeman background correction for atomic fluorescence. Presented at Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Richfield, CT, Aug. 8, 1983.
5.
Light sources atom cells and background correction for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Presented at the ACS national meeting in Washington D.C. on Sept. 2, 1983.

1982

Contributed talks
1.
Progress in analytical atomic fluorescence spectrometric instrumentation. Presented at the fifth annual New England Academic Analytical Chemistry conference. University of Lowell, April 30 - May 1, 1982
2.
Carbon furnace sample introduction for the metastable nitrogen plasma. R. G. Michel and John T. McCaffrey. Presented at the ninth annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Sept. 19-24, 1982, Philadelphia, PA.
3.
D.C. plasma excited flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Martha S. Hendrick and R. G. Michel. Presented at the ninth annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Sept. 19-24, 1982, Philadelphia, PA.
4.
Double modulation for continuum source flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. John T. McCaffrey and R. G. Michel. Presented at the ninth annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Sept. 19-24, 1982, Philadelphia, PA.

Invited talks

  Light sources, atom cells and background correction for atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Presented at the National Bureau of Standards, Oct. 5, 1982. Washington, D.C.

1981

Contributed talks

1.
A novel method of wavelength modulation for atomic spectrometry. Poster session at the Randolph T. Major lecture series and centennial lecture series. Univ. of Connecticut, Fall 1981. J. T. McCaffrey and R. G. Michel.
2.
Double modulation and its effect on accuracy of flame atomic fluorescence measurements. Presented at the eight annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Philadelphia, PA. Sept. 20-25, 1981.

Invited talks

1.
Flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry for determinations of trace metals in the clinical lab. Presented at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT. March 24, 1981.
2.
Simplex optimization applied to a problem in analytical chemistry. Presented at the University of Hartford. Hartford, CT., Dec. 11, 1981.
3.
Double modulation and its effect on accuracy of flame atomic fluorescence measurements. Society for Applied Spectroscopy. New England regional meeting at Baird Atomic. Dec. 1981. Talk given by J. T. McCaffrey, who received a student award.

1980

Invited talks

1.
Flame atomic fluorescence for the determination of cadmium in clinical samples. Presented at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Jan. 29, 1980.
2.
An application of Simplex optimization to analytical chemistry. Presented to the chemistry division at the Coast Guard Research and Development Center. Groton, CT. Nov. 12, 1980.

1979

Contributed talks

1.
Determination of cadmium in clinical fluids by flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Presented at the Second Annual Conference of New England Academic Analytical Chemists. University of New Hampshire, April 20-21, 1979.
2.
A novel method of wavelength modulation for flame atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Presented at the sixth annual meeting of the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 16-21, 1979.

1978

Contributed talks

  Some considerations of the design and use of a flame atomic fluorescence spectrometer for the for the analysis of clinical materials. Presented at the 1978 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 27 -Mar. 3, 1978.

Invited talks

1.
Aspects of atomic fluorescence spectrometric determination of cadmium and zinc in clinical materials. Presented at the fifth Annual Reports on Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium, Sheffield University, England, Jan. 5, 1978.
2.
Some considerations of the design and use of a flame atomic fluorescence spectrometer for the analysis of clinical materials. Presented to the analytical chemistry division of the National Bureau of standards, Washington, D.C., March 6, 1978.
3.
Simplex optimization applied to a problem in analytical chemistry. Presented at Sheffield Polytechnic, Sheffield, England, May 19, 1978.