Analyst Issue 3 NOW online!

Jacques et al., Analyst, 138, 755-759

The third issue of Analyst has now gone online with two beautiful covers for you to enjoy! Take a look at the innovative research behind them.

On the outside front cover we have an image from Simon Jacques, from the University of Manchester, who shows a new laboratory system for element specific hyperspectral X-ray imaging. This type of imaging can be used to separate and identify chemical species in bulk objects with no special sample, capturing X-rays and delivering directly 3D images. The method described has potential applications in material science, geology, security and medical science.

A laboratory system for element specific hyperspectral X-ray imaging
Simon D. M. Jacques, Christopher K. Egan, Matthew D. Wilson, Matthew C. Veale, Paul Seller and Robert J. Cernik
Analyst, 2013, 138, 755-759
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN36157D

McEwen et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 787-797

Our inside front cover features the work from Anhong Zhou and his group from the Utah State University. The team explains how the development and application of Raman microspectroscopy and atomic force microscopy provide detailed information on cancer cells at the single cell and sub-cellular levels.

Subcellular spectroscopic markers, topography and nanomechanics of human lung cancer and breast cancer cells examined by combined confocal Raman microspectroscopy and atomic force microscopy
Gerald D. McEwen, Yangzhe Wu, Mingjie Tang, Xiaojun Qi, Zhongmiao Xiao, Sherry M. Baker, Tian Yu, Timothy A. Gilbertson, Daryll B. DeWald and Anhong Zhou
Analyst, 2013, 138, 787-797
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN36359C

Along with these new covers, take a look at the interesting review article written by Supreet Bahga and Juan Santiago on coupled isotachophoresis and capillary electrophoresis. Features, advantages, limitations, and optimization principles of the various methodologies are described in detail.

Coupling isotachophoresis and capillary electrophoresis: a review and comparison of methods
Supreet S. Bahga and Juan G. Santiago
Analyst, 2013, 138, 735-754
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN36150G

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