Archive for February, 2012

Top Ten most-read JAAS articles in January

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

Atomic spectrometry update. Environmental analysis 
Owen T. Butler ,  Warren R. L. Cairns ,  Jennifer M. Cook and Christine M. Davidson  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 187-221 
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA90057A 

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 

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

Fully automated lab-on-valve-multisyringe flow injection analysis-ICP-MS system: an effective tool for fast, sensitive and selective determination of thorium and uranium at environmental levels exploiting solid phase extraction 
Jessica Avivar ,  Laura Ferrer ,  Montserrat Casas and Victor Cerdà  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 327-334 
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10304D 

Depth dependent element ratios in fluid inclusion analysis by laser ablation ICP-MS
 
Marcel Guillong and Thomas Pettke  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 505-508 
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10147E 

Size and elemental composition of nanoparticles using ion mobility spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry 
Efthymios A. Kapellios and Spiros A. Pergantis  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 21-24 
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10237K 

Some speculations on the mechanisms of photochemical vapor generation 
Ralph E. Sturgeon and Patricia Grinberg  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 222-231 
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10249H 

A method for screening arsenolipids in fish oils by HPLC-ICPMS 
Maria Jose Ruiz-Chancho ,  Mojtaba S. Taleshi ,  Walter Goessler and Kevin A. Francesconi  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 501-504 
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10260E 

Selective identification, characterization and determination of dissolved silver(I) and silver nanoparticles based on single particle detection by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry 
Francisco Laborda ,  Javier Jiménez-Lamana ,  Eduardo Bolea and Juan R. Castillo  
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1362-1371 
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00098A 

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Spectr’Atom 2012: 19-22 June, Pau

Spectr'Atom conference, 19-22 June 2012, Pau, FranceThe 2012 Spectr’Atom conference takes place at Palais Beaumont, Pau, France, 19-22 June.

This meeting is aimed at a wide spectrum of atomic spectrometry users and seeks to promote exchanges between francophone colleagues from Europe, Africa and Canada.

The organisers hope that such an exchange forum will contribute to the development of various sectors of the analytical sciences in French-speaking countries.

Submission of abstracts is open until 31 March, and more details can be found on the event website.

See below for a selection of papers from French-speaking countries*
*We can’t promise that all the authors are themselves fluent in French!

Quantitative analysis of metallic traces in water-based liquids by UV-IR double-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Kheireddine Rifai, Stéphane Laville, François Vidal, Mohamad Sabsabi and Mohamed Chaker
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 276-283
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10178A

Detection of selenoproteins in human cell extracts by laser ablation-ICP MS after separation by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and blotting
Juliusz Bianga, Guillaume Ballihaut, Christophe Pécheyran, Zahia Touat, Hugues Preud’homme, Sandra Mounicou, Laurent Chavatte, Ryszard Lobinski and Joanna Szpunar
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 25-32
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10239G

First examination of slag inclusions in medieval armours by confocal SR-µ-XRF and LA-ICP-MS
S. Leroy, R. Simon, L. Bertrand, A. Williams, E. Foy and Ph. Dillmann
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1078-1087
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00261E

Combined neutron and synchrotron X-ray microprobe analysis: attempt to disclose 3600 years-old secrets of a unique bronze age metal artifact
D. Grolimund, D. Berger, S. Bolliger Schreyer, C. N. Borca, S. Hartmann, F. Müller, J. Hovind, K. Hunger, E. H. Lehmann, P. Vontobel and H. A. O. Wang
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1012-1023
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00262C

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SCIX 2012

The former FACSS conference is now renamed SCIX (for SCIentific eXchange). The conference, still organized by FACSS, will take place in Kansas City this year starting on September 30 until October 5. JAAS Advisory board member Steven Ray will be the Program Chair and there will be many sessions devoted to Atomic Spectroscopy, such as Metallomics: The Vibrant Role of BioMetals in Biology, Speciation Analysis: Progress in Trace Metal Speciation, Isoscapes: Redefining the Landscape in the Archaeological and Geological Sciences with High Fidelity Isotope Ratio Analysis, Fundamental Aspects of Plasma Spectrochemistry: Using What We Learn to Improve Analytical Atomic Spectroscopy, Chemistry in Arts and Archaeology, New Plasmas, New Instrumentation, and New Approaches at the Frontier of Atomic Spectrometry, Atomic Spectrometry and the Analysis of Nanomaterials, Novel Sample Introduction Techniques and Tools for Atomic Spectroscopy, in addition to many contributing lectures.

The website is already up and running. As usual, RSC will be involved in the organization of some special sessions. Stay tuned for more information!

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Issue 3 of JAAS now online!

JAAS issue 3 is now available online.

The front cover of this issue features work by Frank Vanhaeke and colleagues from Ghent University and Janssen Research & Development, Belgium.  They use laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for assessing the distribution of a novel anti-tuberculosis compound containing bromine and its metabolites in rats.  Compared to the traditional radioluminography technique, the LA-ICP-MS method does not require labelling of the drug compound with a radionuclide.

A pilot study on the use of laser ablation-ICP-mass spectrometry for assessing/mapping the distribution of a drug and its metabolites across the body compartments of rats, Andrei Izmer, Deepti Gholap, Kathleen De Houwer, Filip Cuyckens and Frank Vanhaecke, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 413-418

The inside front cover highlights work by R. Escobar Galindo and co-workers from Spain and Luxembourg, who report the in-depth multi-technique characterisation of chromium-silicon mixed oxides produced by reactive ion beam mixing of the Cr/Si interface.  There is a great deal of interest in mixed metal-silicon oxides due to their suitability for a variety of applications, including as optical coatings with an adjustable refractive index.  The authors employed a variety of techniques to look at the in depth composition and concentration profile of these materials.

In-depth multi-technique characterization of chromium–silicon mixed oxides produced by reactive ion beam mixing of the Cr/Si interface, R. Escobar Galindo, N. Benito, D. Duday, G. G. Fuentes, N. Valle, P. Herrero, L. Vergara, V. Joco, O. Sanchez, A. Arranz and C. Palacio, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 390-400

These articles have been made free to access for 6 weeks so make the most of this and take a look!

This issue also features the following Hot articles – free to access until the 9th March 2012

Glow discharge imaging spectroscopy with a novel acousto-optical imaging spectrometer, M. Voronov, V. Hoffmann, T. Wallendorf, S. Marke, J. Mönch, C. Engelhard, W. Buscher, S. J. Ray and G. M. Hieftje, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 419-425

Anomalous isotopic shifts associated with organic resin residues during cadmium isotopic analysis by double spike MC-ICPMS, Melanie Gault-Ringold and Claudine H. Stirling, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 449-459

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Prof. Gary M. Hieftje receives ACS award

JAAS Editorial Board member Professor Gary M. Hieftje of Indiana University has been named recipient of the 2012 ACS Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Analytical Chemistry, sponsored by Waters Corporation. More information is available in http://www.analyticalsciences.org/

Congratulations Gary!


photo by Jocelyn Bowie

photo by Jocelyn Bowie

Read the latest contributions of Prof. Hieftje in JAAS:

Glow discharge imaging spectroscopy with a novel acousto-optical imaging spectrometer
M. Voronov, V. Hoffmann, T. Wallendorf, S. Marke, J. Mönch, C. Engelhard, W. Buscher, S. J. Ray and G. M. Hieftje
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 419-425
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10325G

Perspective : 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

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11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation

If you are interested in finding out more about laser ablation, or just need a good excuse to visit Oviedo, please see the invitation below from Jorge Pisonero!

11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation & II Spanish Workshop on LA – Gijón, Spain, June 19-22, 2012

Organized by University of Oviedo (Chairman Dr. Jorge Pisonero)

Dear Colleagues ,

We are very proud and excited to continue this tradition of excellence by hosting the 11 EWLA (Gijón 2012).

Starting in 1994 this workshop has evolved from an informal meeting on laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass  spectrometry into an inter-continental meeting covering all topics relevant for laser ablation in elemental analysis. Nonetheless this meeting has ever since and shall continue to keep its workshop character as a base for an intense exchange of ideas between users and researchers of the techniques. It is thus open to everybody interested in laser ablation based analytical methods, fundamental and application oriented researchers, who want to present recent research highlights and applications but also to discuss problems and limitations that arise in this field.

All the information related to this workshop at www.ewla.es.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jorge Pisonero

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