Date of Award

7-1-1981

Degree Type

Thesis

University or Center

Atlanta University (AU)

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Professor G. Scott Owen

Comments

In the past decade there has been an enormous amount of interest in the use of computers as a powerful tool in the scientific laboratory. Until recently, the use of computers in the laboratory was relatively expensive; however, the advent of cheaper hardware components with improved and increased capabilities; and the modularity in hardware design and software development, has made it possible tor scientists to utilize the computer more than ever before.

Traditionally, the acquisition and analysis of scientific data was painstaking, time-consuming, redundant, and subject to human error. By the use of laboratory automation, experimental control, precision and accuracy, flexibility, and iterative tasks can be significantly improved.

The results of this study show that computer interfacing can bring about significant laboratory improvements in laboratory techniques and applications.

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