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AAS

Atomic absorption spectrometry

AD

Anno Domini

AES

Atomic emission spectroscopy

AGLAE

Accelerateur Grand Louvre d'Analyse Elementaire

AMS

Accelerator mass spectrometry

BC

Before Christ

BP

Before Present: BP = current year ? year AD, or current year + year
BC; e.g. in 2004 AD, 1500 BC ? 3504 BP, and 1500 AD ?504 BP

CARS

Coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering

CCD

Charge-coupled device

CNRS

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

DMTA

Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis

DRIFTS

Diffuse reflection infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy

DSC

Differential scanning calorimetry

DTA

Differential thermal analysis

ED

Energy-dispersive

EDS

Energy-dispersive spectroscopy/spectrometer

EDX

Energy-dispersive X-ray

EDXRF

Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence

EMP

Electron microprobe

EMPA

Electron microprobe analysis

EPXMA

Electron probe micro-analysis

FORS

Fibre optics reflectance spectroscopy

FT

Fourier transform

FT-IR

Fourier transform infrared

FT-Raman

Fourier transform Raman

FT-RS

Fourier transform Raman spectroscopy

FWHH

Full width at half height

FWHM

Full width at half maximum

GC-MS

Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry

HPLC

High-performance liquid chromatography

HPHT

High-pressure, high temperature

ICP

Inductively coupled plasma

ICP-AES

Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy

ICP-MS

Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry

ICP-OES

Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy

IMA

International Mineralogical Association

IR

Infrared

IRM

Immobile Raman microscope

IUGS

International Union of Geological Sciences

JCPDS

Joint Committee on Powder Diffraction Standards

LIBS

Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

LIFS
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