Take a look at the latest issue of Analyst, with two great covers and host of HOT articles for you to enjoy.
The front cover features a HOT paper from our Editorial Board Chair, Paul Bohn, and his post-doc Sean Branagan. Paul and Sean demonstrate electrochemical imaging using enhanced optical transmission (EC-EOT) by applying it to several categories of electrochemical processes, using a spectral mapping technique that can be miniaturized. They say that in future applications, the enhanced spectral information offered by EOT may be useful for separating faradaic- and non-faradaic electrochemical signals as well as spatially resolving phenomena occurring at different locations relative to the electrified interface.
Plasmonic response of electrified metal–liquid interfaces during faradaic and non-faradaic reactions by enhanced optical transmission
Sean P. Branagan and Paul W. Bohn
Analyst, 2012,137, 3932-3939
On the inside front cover, Jing-Juan Xu and colleagues from Nanjing University, China, have designed a switchable electrochemical sensor for the detection of mRNA from the apoptosis inhibition protein survivin in living cells. The authors say their work may provide a new field of vision to detect biomolecules in living cells.
Switchable ‘on–off–on’ electrochemical technique for direct detection of survivin mRNA in living cells
Jing Liu, Hong Zhou, Jing-Juan Xu and Hong-Yuan Chen
Analyst, 2012,137, 3940-3945
Both these cover articles are free-to-access for 6 weeks.
Don’t forget to take a look at the other HOT articles featured in Issue 17.