Archive for October, 2011

Top Ten most-read JAAS articles in September

This month sees the following articles in JAAS that are in the top ten most accessed in September:

Iolite: Freeware for the visualisation and processing of mass spectrometric data
Chad Paton, John Hellstrom, Bence Paul, Jon Woodhead and Janet Hergt 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, Advance Article 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10172b 

Determination of rare earth elements by spectroscopic techniques: a review
Beata Zawisza, Katarzyna Pytlakowska, Barbara Feist, Marzena Polowniak, Andrzej Kita and Rafal Sitko 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, Advance Article 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10140d 

Atomic spectrometry update-X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Margaret West, Andrew T. Ellis, Philip J. Potts, Christina Streli, Christine Vanhoof, Dariusz Wegrzynek and Peter Wobrauschek
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1919-1963
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja90038b

Ambient mass spectrometry: Approaching the chemical analysis of things as they are
Jacob T. Shelley and Gary M. Hieftje
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2153-2159
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10158g

Nano-imaging of trace metals by synchrotron X-ray fluorescence into dopaminergic single cells and neurite-like processes
Asuncion Carmona, Peter Cloetens, Guillaume Devès, Sylvain Bohic and Richard Ortega
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23, 1083-1088
DOI: 10.1039/b802242a

Application of plasma spectrometry for the analysis of engineered nanoparticles in suspensions and products
Petra Krystek, Andrea Ulrich, Carmen Cecilia Garcia, Srirang Manohar and Rob Ritsema
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1701-1721 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10071h 

Atomic spectrometry update. Elemental speciation
Chris F. Harrington, Robert Clough, Lindsay R. Drennan-Harris, Steve J. Hill and Julian F. Tyson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1561-1595
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja90030g

Batch is bad? Leaching of Opalinus clay samples and ICP-MS determination of extracted elements 
Ralf Kautenburger 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2089-2092
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10142k 

A review on iodine speciation for environmental, biological and nutrition fields
Antonio Moreda-Piñeiro, Vanessa Romarís-Hortas and Pilar Bermejo-Barrera
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2107-2152 
DOI: 10.1039/c0ja00272k 

Open ablation cell for LA-ICP-MS investigations of historic objects
Barbara Wagner and Wojciech Jędral
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2058-2063
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10137d

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FACSS Names Their Annual Scientific Conference: SCIX

The Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS) has renamed their annual scientific conference.  Starting in 2012, the meeting will be known as SCIX- The Great Scientific Exchange.

FACSS  is an organization of scientific societies banded together to promote Analytical Chemistry: The American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Coblentz Society, the Americal Society for Mass Spectrometry, the ANACHEM Society, the International Society of Automation Analysis Divisiton, and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.  For the last 38 years, FACSS has held an annual international meeting known informally as the ‘FACSS Conference’, where all member societies contribute to a scientific program that showcases a wide breadth of analytical chemistry topics.

The FACSS member societies have recently expressed a wish to expand this annual conference- and the first step in the expansion was to name the annual meeting.  The first SCIX conference will be held in Kansas City, MO from September 31-October 5.

More information can be found on the FACSS website (http://www.facss.org) or on the new SCIX website (http://www.sciexconference.org).  Of note, a program preview of the new SCIX conference is available online: (http://scixconference.org/scix2012.html).

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Gary Hieftje and Joe Caruso Named ACS Fellows

Current and former JAAS editorial board members and frequent JAAS contributors Professor Gary Hieftje of Indiana University and Professor Joseph Caruso of the University of Cincinnati have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The American Chemical Society recognizes the outstanding achievements and significant contributions of these individuals through this honor.  ACS fellows are named from all branches of science and professional endeavor.  Congratulations Fellows!

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Geochemistry and geology in JAAS

JAAS 2011, Issue 3 cover

Quantification of transient signals in multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: accurate lead isotope ratio determination by laser ablation of individual fluid inclusions; Pettke et al., JAAS, 2011

Inspired by our trip to Prague for Goldschmidt 2011, we’ve collected together some of the articles published in JAAS from the areas of geochemistry and geology.  If you work in this area, why not submit your next paper to JAAS?

A new approach to single shot laser ablation analysis and its application to in situ Pb/U geochronology
J. M. Cottle, M. S. A. Horstwood and R. R. Parrish
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B821899D

Precise determination of Sm, Nd concentrations and Nd isotopic compositions at the nanogram level in geological samples by thermal ionization mass spectrometry
Zhuyin Chu, Fukun Chen, Yueheng Yang and Jinhui Guo
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B904047A

Fractionation of alkali elements during laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of silicate geological samples
Jitka Míková, Jan Košler, Henry P. Longerich, Michael Wiedenbeck and John M. Hanchar
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B900276F

Technical Note: From volcanic rock powder to Sr and Pb isotope ratios: a fit-for-purpose procedure for multi-collector ICP–mass spectrometric analysis
Ingrid Smet, David De Muynck, Frank Vanhaecke and Marlina Elburg
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25
DOI: 10.1039/B926335G
From themed issue Sector-Field ICP-Mass Spectrometry

Precise U–Pb and Pb–Pb dating of Phanerozoic baddeleyite by SIMS with oxygen flooding technique
Qiu-Li Li, Xian-Hua Li, Yu Liu, Guo-Qiang Tang, Jing-Hui Yang and Wei-Guang Zhu
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25
DOI: 10.1039/B923444F

Technical Note: An improved digestion technique for determination of platinum group elements in geological samples
Liang Qi, Jianfeng Gao, Xiaowen Huang, Jing Hu, Mei-Fu Zhou and Hong Zhong
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10114E

Technical Note: Precise and accurate determination of Sm, Nd concentrations and Nd isotopic compositions in geological samples by MC-ICP-MS
Yue-Heng Yang, Zhu-Yin Chu, Fu-Yuan Wu, Lie-Wen Xie and Jin-Hui Yang
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA00001B
From themed issue 2010 Asia Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

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David Hahn Wins the 2011 Lester Strock Award

Professor David Hahn

Professor David Hahn of the University of Florida has won the Lester Strock Award for 2011.  The award is presented by the Society for Applied Spectroscopy in recognition of significant and sustained contributions to atomic spectroscopy.  The award panel cited in particular Professor Hahn’s contributions to the fundamental understanding of plasma/analyte interactions in Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy.  Congratulations Professor Hahn!

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7 great reasons to download the RSC Mobile App…

Martín Resano, JAAS Editorial Board member, provides an introduction to the new RSC mobile app, and some tips for how it can help you to stay in touch with the latest research from RSC journals

The RSC has made available a mobile App that permits access to more than 30 journals from the RSC publishing platform. The application entitles all iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users to follow the RSC Journals in which they are interested in a very simple way. As illustrated in the screen captures attached (from an iPhone), the App provides fast access to the latest articles of the selected Journals, which can be saved (as pdf or html) for off-line reading, or just shared with colleagues via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail, all with a single click. Moreover, there is also a fast search engine, such that all the on-line content of RSC Journals can be thoroughly explored.

In order to benefit from all these features, the users need to be connected to a wireless network from a subscribing institution/organisation (otherwise, only abstracts and not the full version of the papers will be visible). However, more forms of authentication will be implemented soon. An Android version is also expected to be available in early 2012.

Users who have an RSC Publishing personal account however can use this app to access all the free content available, without the need for a subscription!

The App is free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8

Martín Resano

Reason 1: Follow RSC journals                                                                      Reason 2: Check the latest articles

RSC Mobile App screenshotRSC Mobile App screenshot

Reason 3: Save your favourite articles                                                       Reason 4: Read your article in PDF or HTML

 

Reason 5: Share with your friends and colleagues                         Reason 6: Search for new articles in your research area

 

Reason 7: …plus much more!

More information about the RSc Mobile App can be found here: http://blogs.rsc.org/technical/2011/09/26/rscmobile/

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Issue 11 published

JAAS 2011, Issue 11 covers

JAAS, 2011, 26(11): 2097-2308

The latest issue is now online, with iodine all over the covers.  Ok, not literally, but work involving this element is certainly highlighted.

On the front cover, JAAS Editorial Board member Norbert Jakubowski and colleagues in Germany present a new laser ablation (LA)-ICP-MS method for single cell and cell nucleus imaging.

Iodine was employed as an elemental dye and the spatial resolution attained was sufficient to detect even smaller cell nuclei within a liver biopsy tissue.

Iodine as an elemental marker for imaging of single cells and tissue sections by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Charlotte Giesen, Larissa Waentig, Thomas Mairinger, Daniela Drescher, Janina Kneipp, Peter H. Roos, Ulrich Panne and Norbert Jakubowski
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2160-2165
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10227C

On the inside front cover, Pilar Bermejo-Barrera of the University of Santiago de Compostela and colleagues provide a review of recent literature focused on iodine determination/speciation in environmental, biological and clinical materials.

Critical Review: A review on iodine speciation for environmental, biological and nutrition fields
Antonio Moreda-Piñeiro, Vanessa Romarís-Hortas and Pilar Bermejo-Barrera
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2107-2152
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00272K

Both the cover articles are free to access for six weeks, so take a look and make sure your knowledge on iodine and analysis is up-to-date!

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Quantitative analysis of branched amino acids in a single fruit fly

Japanese scientists have used a highly sensitive and accurate analytical method to determine the quantity of free branched amino acids (BCAAs) in a single fruit fly.

Fruit flies are a valuable organism in biological research, and particularly in the areas of genetics and developmental biology.  However, as these creatures are small, analysing the metabolites in its body is difficult, and generally a large sample pool is required.  However, this means that small individual distinctions are lost and the fly’s aminogram is equalised.

By using liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LC-ICP-MS) with pre-column derivatisation with a metal tag reagent, Daigo Iwahata and colleagues managed to accurately analyse the quantity of free BCAAs in a single fruit fly.

This article is free to access until 14th November 2011!  Click to below to read more…

Quantitative analysis of branched amino acids in a single fruit fly by LC-ICP-MS after pre-column derivatization with a metal tag reagent, Daigo Iwahata, Manabu Tsuda, Toshiro Aigaki and Hiroshi Miyano, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10212E

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Top Ten most-read JAAS articles in August

This month sees the following articles in JAAS that are in the top ten most accessed in August:

Application of plasma spectrometry for the analysis of engineered nanoparticles in suspensions and products 
Petra Krystek, Andrea Ulrich, Carmen Cecilia Garcia, Srirang Manohar and Rob Ritsema 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1701-1721 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10071h 

Atomic spectrometry update. Elemental speciation 
Chris F. Harrington, Robert Clough, Lindsay R. Drennan-Harris, Steve J. Hill and Julian F. Tyson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1561-1595 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja90030g 

Open ablation cell for LA-ICP-MS investigations of historic objects 
Barbara Wagner and Wojciech Jędral 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2058-2063 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10137d 

Application of LIBS for direct determination of volatile matter content in coal 
Meirong Dong, Jidong Lu, Shunchun Yao, Jun Li, Junyan Li, Ziming Zhong and Weiye Lu 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, Advance Article 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10109a 

Advances in atomic spectrometry and related techniques 
E. Hywel Evans, Jason A. Day, Christopher D. Palmer and Clare M. M. Smith 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1115-1141 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja90020j 

Pushing the limits for fast spatially resolved elemental distribution patterns 
Andreas Kühn, Oliver Scharf, Ivan Ordavo, Heinrich Riesemeier, Uwe Reinholz, Martin Radtke, Achim Berger, Markus Ostermann and Ulrich Panne 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1986-1989 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10069f 

Determination of inorganic and total mercury in seafood samples by a new ultrasound-assisted extraction system and cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry 
Wang-bing Zhang, Jing-jing Xue, Xin-an Yang and Shang-bing Wang 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2023-2029 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10145e 

Development of an oxygen-gradient system to overcome plasma instabilities during HPLC/ICP-MS measurements using gradient elution 
Björn Meermann and Michael Kießhauer 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2069-2075 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10177c 

Evaluation of sample preparation methods for polymer digestion and trace elements determination by ICPMS and ICPOES 
J. S. F. Pereira, C. L. Knorr, L. S. F. Pereira, D. P. Moraes, J. N. G. Paniz, E. M. M. Flores and G. Knapp 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1849-1857 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10050e 

Laser plasma spectrochemistry 
Richard E. Russo, Timothy W. Suen, Alexander A. Bol’shakov, Jong Yoo, Osman Sorkhabi, Xianglei Mao, Jhanis Gonzalez, Dayana Oropeza and Vassilia Zorba 
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1596-1603 
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10107b 

Why not take a look at the articles today and blog your thoughts and comments below.

Fancy submitting an article to JAAS?  Then why not submit to us today or alternatively email us  your suggestions.

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