15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry


The aim of the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry is to bring together experts from universities, academia, official centers, laboratories and industry, to summarize the current progress in different areas of atomic spectrometry and the trends in the applications such as chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials and to stimulate contacts and mutual exchange of experiences and ideas.

The 15th RS is held every 2 years and is usually attended by more than 300 participants from 20 countries. It is developed in five days that include the following activities: opening ceremony and conference, invited plenary lectures given by researchers of international prestige, exhibition of novel works under the modality of oral presentations and posters as well as technical seminars of different laboratory suppliers. All submitted works are evaluated and only those of the highest scientific quality are awarded by important publishers (e.g. Elsevier, The Royal Society of Chemistry and Springer). In addition, the works presented at the 15th RS will be included in a book of abstracts and could be published in special issues of international journals after an evaluation performed by recognized external reviewers.


  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

  • Electrothermal Atomization

  • Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

  • Chemical Vapor Generation

  • Sample Preparation

  • Plasma-based Techniques

  • X-Ray Spectrometry

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry

  • Speciation Analysis

  • Hyphenated Techniques

  • Metallomics

  • Computational Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques

  • Chemometrics in Spectrometry


Since 1988, the Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (RS), named like this after the first meeting in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) organized by Dr. Bernhard Welz and Dr. Adilson Curtius, has been held in several countries of South America.

The RS was presented as a unique opportunity for students and researchers from South America to establish contact with the greatest specialists in atomic spectrometry of the United States, Canada and Europe. Thanks to this interaction, cooperation agreements, publications, exchange of students and researchers, etc. have emerged, which allowed South America researchers to get recognition in the whole international scientific community.

Such is the success of the RS, that in these 30 years the attendance of students and researchers from South America, Europe, the United States, Canada, etc., has grown with each meeting (more than 350 participants) and the Scientific Committee involves highly prestigious researchers from all over the world.


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