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Detection by Ionization of Gases in Helium used in Gas Chromatography

Naturevolume 192pages964965 (1961) | Download Citation



THE recent communication of Karmen et al.1 on analysis by gas chromatography illustrates an interesting mode of operating a Lovelock ionization detector. The results given, however, do not indicate that the behaviour of the cell is in any way different from that used in the conventional manner. The cell used by me2 has a similar electrode configuration and the results, where comparable with Karmen's, are practically identical (see Table 1).

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  1. 1

    Karmen, A., Guiffrida, L., and Bowman, R. L., Nature, 191, 906 (1961).

  2. 2

    Wiseman, W. A., Nature, 190, 1187 (1961).

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