Archive for November, 2011

Top Ten most-read JAAS articles in October

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

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

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

Total determination and direct chemical speciation of Hg in fish by solid sampling GF AAS
Juliana Naozuka and Cassiana Seimi Nomura
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2257-2262
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10188a

Atomic spectrometry update. Industrial analysis: metals, chemicals and advanced materials
Simon Carter, Andy S. Fisher, Phill S. Goodall, Michael W. Hinds, Steve Lancaster and Sian Shore
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2319-2372
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja90047a

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, 26, 2373-2390
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10140d

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

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

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

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

Direct chemical analysis of frozen ice cores by UV-laser ablation ICPMS
Wolfgang Müller, J. Michael G. Shelley and Sune Olander Rasmussen
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2391-2395
DOI: 10.1039/c1ja10242g

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

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2012 Winter Conference themed issue

We are delighted to say that JAAS will be publishing a themed issue from the 2012 Winter Conference.

2012 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
9th-14th January 2012
Tucson, Arizona, USA

JAAS continues to be a strong supporter of the Winter Conference series, held in Asia, Europe or, the US, and maintains its position as the leading journal by impact for the publication of primary research in the field of elemental and isotope analysis.

The submission deadline for the issue is 10th February 2012, and articles can be submitted through the journal website. Please indicate in your covering letter that your article is to be considered for this issue. The issue will be published online and in print in summer 2012.

We welcome the submission of communications, full papers and technical notes for consideration in the issue, and all articles will be subject to peer-review. If you are interested in writing a review article for the issue, please do not hesitate to contact me (jaas-rsc@rsc.org) or our Reviews Editor, Professor Joanna Szpunar (joanna.szpunar@univ-pau.fr), to discuss a possible topic.

Keep an eye on JAAS News for more details, or do let us know if you have any questions.

Take a look at articles from the 2011 Winter Conference issue, which was held in Zaragoza, Spain!

We will also be in the Exhibition, Stand #45, so please do pop by to say hello if you have a moment, and I look forward to seeing you all in Tucson in the New Year!

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Sabine Becker wins 2012 Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry

JAAS Advisory Board member Sabine Becker has been named as the recipient of the 2012 Winter Conference Award in Plasma Spectrochemistry.

The award honours scientists who have made the most noteworthy contributions to the field of plasma spectrochemistry, and will be presented to to Dr Becker during the 2012 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry to be held in Tucson, Arizona, USA, 9-24 January 2012.  Congratulations Sabine!

Editor of JAAS, Dr May Copsey, will be attending the conference and would be delighted to meet you there.

In the meantime, take a look at some of Dr Becker’s recent work:

Pozebon et al., 2010Bioimaging of metals in thin mouse brain section by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: novel online quantification strategy using aqueous standards
Dirce Pozebon, Valderi L. Dressler, Marcia Foster Mesko, Andreas Matusch and J. Sabine Becker
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25, 1739-1744
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00055H

Mass spectrometric imaging of elements in biological tissues by new BrainMet technique—laser microdissection inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LMD-ICP-MS)
Bei Wu, Stefan Niehren and J. Sabine Becker
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1653-1659
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10106D

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Effects of the sampling interface in MC-ICP-MS

Newman, JAAS, 2012

The role of secondary discharge formation and the physical and chemical processes occurring in the supersonic expansion with respect to NdO+ formation are discussed.

In this new article Karla Newman of the Water Quality Centre at Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, reports on the relative elemental sensitivities for a number of sample and skimmer cone combinations.  She looked at standard and enhanced pumping of the interface region for the Thermo Scientific Neptune MC-ICP-MS.

An improved understanding of the mass fractionation behaviour of Nd on different MC-ICP-MS instrument platforms is important for the application of Nd in geochronology and provenance studies and will also contribute to a wider understanding of the origins of instrumental mass fractionation in ICP-MS.

Read the paper in full here:

Effects of the sampling interface in MC-ICP-MS: Relative elemental sensitivities and non-linear mass dependent fractionation of Nd isotopes
Karla Newman
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10222B

Take a look at Dr Newman’s previous work in JAAS:

High sensitivity skimmers and non-linear mass dependent fractionation in ICP-MS
Karla Newman, Philip A. Freedman, Jamie Williams, Nick S. Belshaw and Alex N. Halliday
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24, 742-751
DOI: 10.1039/B819065H

You may also be interested in this article:

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, 1025-1032
DOI: 10.1039/B926335G

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HOT paper: Calcium isotope measurement by combined HR-MC-ICPMS and TIMS

Schiller et al., 2012In this new article, Martin Schiller, Chad Paton and Martin Bizzarro of the Centre for Star and Planet Formation at the University of Copenhagen report a novel approach for the chemical purification of Ca from silicate rocks by ion-exchange chromatography, and a highly-precise method for the isotopic analysis of Ca by high-resolution multiple collector inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry (HR-MC-ICPMS), in combination with thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS).

Read the article in full here:

Calcium isotope measurement by combined HR-MC-ICPMS and TIMS
Martin Schiller, Chad Paton and Martin Bizzarro
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10272A

Take a look at this other paper from the same authors, published earlier in 2011:

High-precision Mg-isotope measurements of terrestrial and extraterrestrial material by HR-MC-ICPMS—implications for the relative and absolute Mg-isotope composition of the bulk silicate Earth
Martin Bizzarro, Chad Paton, Kirsten Larsen, Martin Schiller, Anne Trinquier and David Ulfbeck
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 565-577
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00190B

You may also be interested in this article:

Separation of Mg, Ca and Fe from geological reference materials for stable isotope ratio analyses by MC-ICP-MS and double-spike TIMS
Frank Wombacher, Anton Eisenhauer, Alexander Heuser and Stefan Weyer
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24, 627-636
DOI: 10.1039/B820154

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Issue 12 now available

JAAS, 2011, Issue 12 covers

JAAS, 2011, 26(12): 2309-2536

The last issue of 2011 is now online!

On the front cover, Cerutti and colleagues from Argentina present their work on a novel on-line scandium preconcentration system implemented with chemical vapor generation associated to inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (VG-ICP-OES).

On-line preconcentration and vapor generation of scandium prior to ICP-OES detection
S. Cerutti, L. A. Escudero, J. A. Gasquez, R. A. Olsina and L. D. Martinez
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2428-2433
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10175G

Highlighted on the inside front cover, Joerg Hippler of the University of Duisburg-Essen and co-workers have developed a methodology to speciate and quantify the unconjugated intracellular arsenic species in hepatocytes and urothelial cells.

Intracellular, time-resolved speciation and quantification of arsenic compounds in human urothelial and hepatoma cells
Joerg Hippler, Ricarda Zdrenka, Robin A. D. Reichel, Daniel G. Weber, Peter Rozynek, Georg Johnen, Elke Dopp and Alfred V. Hirner
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2396-2403
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10150A

Both these articles are free for 6 weeks, so take a look and do let your colleagues know.

We’d like to thank all our cover authors for 2011 and look forward to bringing you more excellent papers and images in 2012.

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2011 R&D100 Award Winners

R&D Magazine recently announced the 2011 R&D100 award winners, and this year’s awardees included several names familiar to JAAS readers.  The “Array Detection Technology for Mass Spectrometry” was identified as one of the 100 most influential technological achievements/products of the year.

The award-winning technology comes from a collaboration between government, academic, and private sector entities:

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (Charles Barinaga and David Koppenaal)
  • Indiana University (Gary Hieftje, James Barnes, Greg Shilling, Jeremy Felton, and Steven Ray)
  • University of Arizona (M. Bonner Denton and Roger Sperline), Imager Laboratories (Gene Atlas)
  • SPECTRO Analytical Instruments/Ametek (Dirk Ardelt)

The array detector (also known as the Focal Plane Camera) is a solid-state monolithic integrated circuit device designed specifically as adetector for mass spectrometry. It was first employed for atomic mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), but has more recently found other uses in ion mobility spectrometry and molecular mass spectrometry.  A commercial version of the detector can be found in the new SPECTRO MS instrument.

Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies newly introduced to the market.  The Awards, widely recognized as the “Oscars of Innovation”, identifies and celebrates the top high technology products of the year.

More information can be found here.

Congratulations award winners!

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