Limiting Case (LC)a Designation ΔEa Expressionb ΔEa theoretical valueb
LC 1A LTE Ea = Ea 0
LC 1B Pre-LTE IPm - IPa IPm - IPa
LC 1C Pre-LTE (analyte)
LTE (interferent)
kT -IPa kT -IPa
aSee Ref. [60], bSubscripts a and m denote analyte and interferent respectively, IP = ionization potential
Table 3: Theoretical ΔEa values under LTE and pre-LTE collisional radiative recombination conditions.