Spectrophotometry, Luminescence and Colour; Science & Compliance - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444817181, 9780080544724

Spectrophotometry, Luminescence and Colour; Science & Compliance, Volume 6

1st Edition

Editors: Christopher Burgess D.G. Jones
eBook ISBN: 9780080544724
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 18th May 1995


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Table of Contents

Keynote Lecture. Robert Boyle and the birth of analytical spectroscopy (D. Thorburn Burns). Compliance and Validation in Spectrophotometry. Approaches to the validation of spectrophotometers (C. Burgess). Global harmonisation of spectrophotometric standards (D.J. Porter). Advances in spectrophotometric transfer standards at the National Physical Laboratory (J.F. Verrill). Compliance in spectrometry: - Quality assurance of spectrophotometric measurements at NIST (J.J. Hsiah et al.). Advances in Spectrophotometric Measurements. Reference instruments for spectrophotometry at NPL (G.H.C. Freeman). Development of a new reference spectrofluorimeter (J.C. Zwinkels, D.S. Gignac). Development of a new reference spectrofluorimeter at the National Physical Laboratory (J.F. Verrill, D.C. Williams). New instrumentation development at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for spectral diffuse reflectance and transmittance measurement (L.M. Hanssen). Neutral density filter measurements at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (T.R. Gentile et al.). Evaluation of the long-term repeatability of reflectance spectrophotometers (D.C. Rich et al.). The realisation and dissemination of UV source measurement scales in the UK (R. Lambe, T. Goodman). Reflectance spectrophotometry: Balancing diffuse and specular components (H. Hemmendinger). Instrument Manufacturers' Approaches to Compliance. Performance validation in UV-VIS and fluorescence spectroscopy: it meets specification but does it work? (J. Monti, J. Casciero). Criteria and procedures in quality assurance to validate UV/VIS and UV/VIS/NIR spectrometers (W. Böhme et al.). Calibration and validation of spectrophotometers: A vendor's view (T. Klink). Modern instrument design in assisting with compliance to regular standards (J.P. Hammond). Advances in Fluorescence Techniques. Biolumine


This book contains papers presented at the Second Joint Meeting of the UV Spectrometry Group of the UK and the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements of the USA. Topics included are: compliance and validation in spectrophotometry, advances in spectrophotometric measurements, instrument manufacturers' approaches to compliance, advances in fluorescence techniques and advances in spectrophotometry. The balance of the conference has shifted from the 1986 mix towards more applications but once again the National Laboratories have provided an excellent update on the state-of-the-art in many areas.


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@qu:...an important addition to the Analytical Spectroscopy Library. It will no doubt be read by all spectrophotometry and luminescence practitioners and deserves a place on the bookshelves of any analytical laboratory. @source:The Analyst @qu:...well presented with a consistent format, a wealth of clear diagrams and a thorough index... There is a significant number of advances in analytical spectrophotometry reported in this book and it is recommended as a well presented account of the current state of research in this field. @source:Analytica Chimica Acta

About the Editors

Christopher Burgess Editor

Christopher Burgess was a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences; an elected member of the United States Pharmacopeia Council of Experts 2010 to 2020, and a member of the Expert Committee on Validation and Verification of analytical procedures.

He is an internationally recognized expert in the qualification and validation of instrumentation and systems, analytical method development and validation and the statistical interpretation of data. In addition, he has extensive experience in quality systems design and development for the whole supply chain and has acted as a Qualified Person within the EU for more than 25 years. He has published over 80 papers and books in analytical chemistry and analytical science. He is the author of The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Analytical Methods Committee handbook Valid Analytical Methods and Procedures, 2000. His most recent contributions are chapters on 'Analytical Quality Management' in Analytical Chemistry, 2nd Edition (Eds Kellner, Mermet, Otto, Valcarcel & Widmer, Wiley, 2004), ‘Aberrant and atypical results and (in part) methods for determining limits of detection and quantitation in Method Validation’ in Pharmaceutical Analysis; A guide to best practice (Eds Ermer and Miller, Wiley, 2005), and, as joint editor with Olivier Thomas, of UV-Visible Spectrophotometry of Water and Waste Water. Elsevier, 2007. He was a member of the PDA (USA) Expert Working Group on OOS results.

Affiliations and Expertise

Burgess Consultancy, Durham, UK

D.G. Jones Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

SciOptics Corporation, Orlando, FL, USA