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
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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