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Will you be attending the 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry?

The 2018 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is being held on January 8th – January 13th 2018 on Amelia Island, Florida, USA

The biennial Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is sponsored by the ICP Information Newsletter, Inc., a non-profit research organisation located in Hadley, Massachusetts and Lehigh Acres, Florida, and organised by Dr Ramon Barnes of the University Research Institute for Analytical Chemistry.

The 2018 Winter Conference explores the most recent applications, developments, fundamentals, and research achieved with analytical plasma sources including glow discharges, inductively coupled plasmas, laser sources, and microwave discharges for elemental trace and ultra-trace, stable isotope, and elemental speciation analyses.

This conference is the 20th in a series of biennial meetings featuring developments in chemical analysis employing electrical discharge sources known as “plasma spectrochemistry”. More than 500 international scientists are expected to attend with 300 invited and contributed presentations and 50 professional development short training courses being offered. The meeting will take place at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort on Amelia Island, Florida.

The pre-registration deadline is October 13, 2017. The registration deadline is December 8, 2017. More information can be found online.

Philippa Hughes, Executive Editor of JAAS will be in attendance and JAAS will also be sponsoring two poster prizes this year – good luck to all of the entrants!

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7th Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

The 7th Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (APWC) will be held from 12th – 15th November, 2017, in Matsue, Japan.

The conference will be focusing on the ceaseless growth in popularity of plasma sources for atomization, atomic spectroscopy, ionization in mass spectrometry and recent developments of plasma in spectrochemical analysis. APWC will bring together international scientists experienced in theory, instrumentation and applications to discuss and promote progresses in the field. The conference will consist of plenary and parallel sessions, poster presentation, and instruments exhibition. World famous scientists will be invited to give plenary and keynote lectures at the conference.

Scope of the conference

  • Fundamentals, excitation mechanisms, plasma phenomena and modeling
  • Sample introduction and transport phenomena
  • Nanomaterial analysis and characterization
  • Elemental speciation and sample preparation
  • Plasma source optical and mass spectrometry
  • Laser assisted plasma spectrochemistry
  • Stable isotope analysis
  • Advanced materials, surfaces, and interfaces
  • Plasma source instrumentation
  • Novel plasma spectrochemical applications

Important dates

Registration start: 1 Jun. 2017

Deadline of early bird registration: 30 Sept. 2017
Deadline of online registration: 31 Oct. 2017

Presentation registration start: 1 Jun. 2017
Deadline of presentation registration: 30 Sept. 2017

Deadline of abstract submission: 30 Sept. 2017

Accommodation registration start: 1 Jun. 2017
Deadline of accommodation registration: 31 Oct. 2017 (or until full booking)

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IMA 2017 last-minute poster deadline

Thanks to a deadline extension, anyone hoping to submit a poster to IMA 2017 still has time. The deadline has been expanded to 15th July. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the poster presentations.

The 10th International Conference on Instrumental Methods of Analysis (IMA) is due to be held from 17th – 21st September, 2017, in Heraklion, Greece.

The scientific program will consist of keynote lectures, oral and poster presentations, given by a wide mix of scientists ranging from established academics and world leaders in analytical chemistry, all the way through to dynamic and ambitious graduate students. ​In addition, we aim to attract contributions from commercial organizations, including presentations of new instrumentation, new applications and assessment of future commercial trends and opportunities. Furthermore, interesting workshops in the framework of IMA2017 will be organized. We therefore anticipate a very energetic and dynamic scientific gathering!

Click here for more information

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Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar at UFSM – Aiming at Excellence in Chemistry

Our JAAS  board members have certainly been busy this month. Many of them attended the 14th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry meeting, in Vitória City, Brazil, 2nd – 7th April. They barely had time to catch their breath before attending the Royal Society of Chemistry Seminar at UFSM, 10th April, at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil. This was organised by JAAS Editorial Board member Erico Flores (UFSM). It was attended by JAAS Editorial Board member Jörg Feldmann (University of Aberdeen) and JAAS Editorial Board Chair Martin Resano (University of Zaragoza). Lectures and talks were given by Erico, Jörg and Martin, along with Eva Krupp (University of Aberdeen).

Erico Flores (right)

The meeting was a complete success, with registration demand exceeding the number of available spaces. Meeting participants were a mixture of researchers from various scientific fields. Audience engagement was exceptional and the questions and answers at the end had to go on for an extra hour!

The quality of the seminar’s content was top notch, which is no surprise, considering the line-up of speakers. Participants now have no excuse about not knowing how to  submit to JAAS after Martin Resano’s talk: “How to publish in RSC journals”. Other topics included “From rice to whales – a journey into mercury speciation”. All of the talks and lectures were met with great enthusiasm.

Congratulations to Erico, for the success of the seminar, and a huge thank you to all participants and speakers. Due to the success of the meeting, JAAS will very certainly look into holding future events in Brazil.

(From left to right) Eva Krupp, Esperanza Garcia-Ruiz, Martin Resano, Jörg Feldmann and Erico Flores

Click here for further details on the JAAS Editorial Board

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CSI XL 2017

CSI XL 2017 will be held from 11th – 16th June, 2017, in Pisa, Italy.

The 40th Edition of CSI “represents a historic forum among scientists presenting and discussing recent developments in fundamentals and applications in all branches of  Spectroscopy”.

The conference’s programme includes a mixture of oral presentations, poster presentations, plenary, invited and keynote lectures. Topics covered will be wide ranging, from nuclear techniques to food analysis.

JAAS Deputy Editor Rebecca Brodie will be attending CSI XL. Come and say hello to Rebecca and have a chat about JAAS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and publishing in general.

Please feel free to get in touch before the conference to arrange a meeting.


























Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS

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Will you be at EWCPS 2017?

Will you be at EWCPS 2017 on 19th – 24th February in Sankt Anton Am Arlberg, Austria?

The European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry (EWCPS) will be held in Sankt Anton, Austria, this February. If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about JAAS, the important work of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general. Allow me to explain why our journal is the best home for your research.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

I look forward to meeting you in Sankt Anton!










Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS

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JASIS Poster Prize Winners 2016

The annual seminar “A Guide to Plasma Spectrochemistry – From sample digestion to practical analytical examples” was held at the JASIS Conference in Makuhari, Japan on 6th September 2016.

One of the  winners of the Poster Prize competition was Ms Mari Aida from Tokyo Institute Technology with her poster “Desorption/ionization mass spectrometry method for mapping of skin-surface compounds using low power laser and non-thermal plasma”.

The other winner was Mr Yuuki Tanaka from Kyoto University with his poster “Evaluating the changes in bone mineral balance for CKD and Diabetic model rat through the Calcium isotopic signatures”.

Congratulations to Yuuki and Mari!

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European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

Dear Plasma Spectrochemists!

The registration deadline for abstracts for the oncoming European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry held in Sankt Anton Austria (19 – 24 February 2017) is approaching!

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACTS FOR THE EWCPS2017
until September 30 2016!

(NOTE: It is also about time to book your accommodation in advance since the venue is very popular – and absolutely worth coming!!! A (rapidly decreasing!) contingent of hotel rooms is still blocked exclusively for conference attendees. Please see more important details on the booking.)

We are also happy to announce that we have awarded 10 YOUNG SCIENTISTS GRANTS – for PhD students to support their participation in the EWCPS2017. The Scientific Committee of EWCPS2017 was in charge of the selection of the grant winners. The ten awardees are already informed about their successful applications and details about the awardees will be available online, soon.

Please note that the nomination deadlines for the PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY awards are approaching, as well:

EUROPEAN AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY – The “European Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” is sponsored by Agilent and promotes analytical plasma spectro-chemical developments and applications in Europe. The prize is awarded for a single outstanding piece of work or for continued important contributions in the field.
Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.

EUROPEAN RISING STAR AWARD FOR PLASMA SPECTROCHEMISTRY –The new “European Rising Star Award for Plasma Spectrochemistry” sponsored by Agilent should honor and promote outstanding contributions of upcoming younger scientists at the beginning of their career within the field of plasma spectrochemistry. Application deadline: August 31 2016. More details and application conditions here.

Looking forward to receiving your abstracts for the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry 2017 in Sankt Anton!

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Will you be at LIBS 2016?

Will you be at LIBS 2016 on Sept 12-14 in Chamonix, France?

The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) will be held in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France this September.  If you are attending the meeting, why not find me and have a chat about JAAS, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and publishing in general, and let me explain why our journals are the best home for your research.

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS.

Please feel free to get in touch with me before the conference to arrange a meeting.

I look forward to meeting you in Chamonix!

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LIBS 2016 – deadline approaching

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The 9th International Conference on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy will be held at the Centre de Congres in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc between 12-16 September 2016

“From laser plasmas to analyses” will be the guiding thread of the conference, because between the science and the technology, there is knowledge to be elaborated and expertise to be shared!’

Dates for your diary:

25th July 2016: Early registration fee payment deadline

What to expect on the day:

Five different forms of presentation
Plenary lectures
Invited talks including a snapshot of the LIBS technique by the most active and representative LIBS R&D teams
Oral presentations
Vendor session talks
Poster presentations

For more information about the lectures and for details on specific topics please see the conference program

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW

For more information about the conference please see their website

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