The implementation of routine analyses on a two-meter direct reading emission spectrometer has been facilitated by a specially designed system. A digital readout console controls the element selection in the spectrometer and generates punched data cards containing the spectral information. A computer calculates concentrations in weight percent or parts per million for a maximum of 24 elements in a number of different matrices. The results are printed along with pertinent comments and footnotes onto a report. The readout system has been in daily operation for two years with excellent results.
J. J. Lowe and R. J. Martin, "Computer Application to an Automated Direct Reading Emission Spectrometer," Appl. Spectrosc. 23, 587-592 (1969)