Several figures of merit are considered as criteria to optimize an ICP atomic emission spectrometer for quantification of multielement systems. A criterion is proposed and evaluated that will establish optimum analysis conditions with minimization of spectral interferences. The optimization scheme makes use of the variable step-size simplex technique.
John H. Kalivas, "A Simplex Optimized Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer with Minimization of Interferences," Appl. Spectrosc. 41, 1338-1342 (1987)