The versatility and day-in day-out performance of the atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS) has made it a standard instrument for elemental analysis in nearly all analytical chemistry laboratories. A plethora of review articles exist on this subject (please see Refs. 1-5 and references therein). The application of atomic absorption to analysis of minor and trace constituents in nuclear applications where radiological contamination is a concern is also noted, although less so than more standard applications.
S. A. Barker, S. G. Johnson, G. C. Knighton, M. T. Sayer, B. M. Candee, and V. D. Dimick, "Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Modified for Elemental Determinations in a Radiological Environment," Appl. Spectrosc. 50, 816-819 (1996)