Chemical Papers

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 227–231 | Cite as

Evaluation of a spectroscopic tandem method using information theory

  • Silvia RužičkováEmail author
  • Mikuláš Matherny
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To obtain vital spectroscopic data, a specific tandem spectroscopic method consisting of excitation in the DC are separated from the evaporation process was applied. Recently developed tandem spectroscopic methods require a complex evaluation process that can be described by metrological characteristics and from them derived parameters. Evaluation of the novel method optimization process is a part of the application of some chosen, specific, and generally accepted statistical methods. For this purpose, it is suitable to determine parameters of the information theory. It is necessary to compare experimental parameters of the information theory with tolerance parameters representing the values which are supposed to be achieved. To evaluate the given parameters, influence of the concentration range used was taken into account.


information theory spectroscopic tandem method calibration statistical evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Faculty of MetallurgyTechnical University of KošiceKošiceSlovak Republic

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