Analyst Issue 12 now online

Fathi et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 3380-3387

The new issue of Analyst is now available online! Here are three beautiful covers for you to enjoy.

The outside front cover features the work of Yi-Tao Long from the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, and Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz from the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada. In this study, the researchers show that modification of a nanostructured Ag surface with a porphyrin significantly enhances photocurrent compared to a monocrystalline Ag substrate.

Tailoring zinc porphyrin to the Ag nanostructure substrate: an effective approach for photoelectrochemical studies in the presence of mononucleotides
Farkhondeh Fathi, Cong Kong, Yueqiang Wang, Yongshu Xie, Yi-Tao Long and   Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz
Analyst, 2013,138, 3380-3387
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00156C

Kumar et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 3356-3359

Our inside front cover showcases research from the University of Delhi, India. Tarkeshwar Gupta and colleagues introduce a hitch-free fluorescent probe to monitor multiple-cations via differential responses using a single sensory system and a single transducing unit (emission spectroscopy).

A stimuli-responsive “smart probe” for selective monitoring of multiple-cations via differential analyses
Anup Kumar, Alok K. Singh and   Tarkeshwar Gupta
Analyst, 2013,138, 3356-3359
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00087G

Jiang et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 3388-3393

Finally, the inside back cover of this issue shows an image from a paper on the development of a new electrochemical immunosensor for Escherichia coli. Heyou Han and his group at the Huazhong Agricultural University, China, used a solid-state voltammetry with graphene oxide–Ag nanoparticle nanocomposites as labels, and successfully applied the biosensor for monitoring of E. coli in lake water.

Solid-state voltammetry-based electrochemical immunosensor for Escherichia coli using graphene oxide–Ag nanoparticle composites as labels
Xiaochun Jiang, Kun Chen, Jing Wang, Kang Shao, Tao Fu, Feng Shao, Donglian Lu, Jiangong Liang, M. Frahat Foda and   Heyou Han
Analyst, 2013,138, 3388-3393
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00056G

In addition, here is an HOT article free for you to read until June 14th. To access the full paper, please click on the link below:

A miniaturised electron ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometer that uses a unique helium ion removal pulsing technique specifically for gas analysis
Jiang Qing, Zhengxu Huang, Yan Zhang, Hui Zhu, Guobin Tan, Wei Gao and   Peng-yuan Yang 
Analyst, 2013,138, 3394-3401
DOI: 10.1039/C3AN00217A

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