Chapter 1. Sample introduction: Basic needs. Chapter 2. Pneumatic nebulization. Chapter 3. Slurry atomization. Chapter 4. Ultrasonic, Babington and thermospray nebulization. Chapter 5. Laser vaporization in atomic spectrometry. Chapter 6. Direct insertion of solids and powders. Chapter 7. Electrothermal vaporization. Chapter 8. Chromatographic techniques for sample introduction in atomic plasma emission spectroscopy. Chapter 9. Low-pressure discharges. Chapter 10. Hydride generation. Chapter 11. Flow injection analysis. Chapter 12. Impaction/electrostatic precipitation. Each chapter is concluded by references. Index.