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15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry

AIMS AND SCOPE

The aim of the 15th Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry is to bring together experts from universities, academia, official centers, laboratories and industry, to summarize the current progress in different areas of atomic spectrometry and the trends in the applications such as chemical, environmental, geological, biological, food, pharmaceutical and industrial materials and to stimulate contacts and mutual exchange of experiences and ideas.

The 15th RS is held every 2 years and is usually attended by more than 300 participants from 20 countries. It is developed in five days that include the following activities: opening ceremony and conference, invited plenary lectures given by researchers of international prestige, exhibition of novel works under the modality of oral presentations and posters as well as technical seminars of different laboratory suppliers. All submitted works are evaluated and only those of the highest scientific quality are awarded by important publishers (e.g. Elsevier, The Royal Society of Chemistry and Springer). In addition, the works presented at the 15th RS will be included in a book of abstracts and could be published in special issues of international journals after an evaluation performed by recognized external reviewers.

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

  • Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

  • Electrothermal Atomization

  • Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry

  • Chemical Vapor Generation

  • Sample Preparation

  • Plasma-based Techniques

  • X-Ray Spectrometry

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry

  • Speciation Analysis

  • Hyphenated Techniques

  • Metallomics

  • Computational Spectroscopy and Imaging Techniques

  • Chemometrics in Spectrometry

HISTORY

Since 1988, the Rio Symposium on Atomic Spectrometry (RS), named like this after the first meeting in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) organized by Dr. Bernhard Welz and Dr. Adilson Curtius, has been held in several countries of South America.

The RS was presented as a unique opportunity for students and researchers from South America to establish contact with the greatest specialists in atomic spectrometry of the United States, Canada and Europe. Thanks to this interaction, cooperation agreements, publications, exchange of students and researchers, etc. have emerged, which allowed South America researchers to get recognition in the whole international scientific community.

Such is the success of the RS, that in these 30 years the attendance of students and researchers from South America, Europe, the United States, Canada, etc., has grown with each meeting (more than 350 participants) and the Scientific Committee involves highly prestigious researchers from all over the world.

 

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Will you be at the European Winter Confernece?

Will you be at the European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, February 3-8, Pau, France?

The conference brings together plasma spectrochemists from all over the world in one European location to stimulate contacts and exchange knowledge and experiences. Plasma spectrochemistry involves analytical methods such as ICP-MS, GD-MS, ICP-AES, DCP-AES, MIP-AES, LIBS or LAMIS.

During the Award Session on Thursday morning, the JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship winner Marcia Mesko, will be giving a presentation on her research. (Auditorium Alfred de Vigny – 9:35-10:05 am)

JAAS will be also sponsoring two poster prizes, so best of luck!​

 

Rebecca Brodie Rebecca Brodie, Deputy Editor, JAAS, will be attending.

Please feel free to get in touch with me to arrange a meeting:

jaas-rsc@rsc.org

I look forward to meeting you in Pau!

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

The 2019 European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is to be held in Pau, France, from February 3 to 8, 2019. The EWCPS-2019 will be the 18th event in this well-established series of successful meetings organized in uneven years by European research groups alternating with the US conferences.

The Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conferences bring together the major figures in the field of plasma
spectrochemistry and about 500 participants to promote exchange on all the topics concerning analytical plasma spectrochemistry and related mass and emission spectrometric techniques, including fundamentals and instrumentation, sample introduction techniques, glow discharge, laser ablation, isotopic analysis, speciation and metallomics, quality control and industrial applications. Several outstanding plenary, keynote and heritage speakers have already confirmed their participation.

In addition, we will offer a number of special sessions, workshops and technical short-courses taught by renowned experts. The EWCPS-2019 will host the exhibition where several companies will introduce and present their latest products in a warm and convivial atmosphere.

Submission of abstracts for late poster presentations January 10, 2019

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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!

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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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