During the months January – March 2016, the most downloaded JAAS articles were:
The 18th Biennial National Atomic Spectroscopy Symposium will be held at Liverpool John Moores University between the 4th and 6th July 2016.
Call for Abstracts
“We invite you to submit abstracts for consideration for oral and poster presentations at the 2016 BNASS Conference to be held at the Byrom Street Campus, School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University.”
Abstracts on a variety of topics are invited, with a main focus of analytical and speciation analysis in theory, research and applications, including but not limited to the following areas:
The conference programme includes themed sessions, so in case your abstract aligns specifically to one of these sessions, please indicate this on abstract submission.
How to Submit an Abstract
The abstract submission process is handled by Oxford Abstracts – you will be asked to set up a password which you can use to access and update your submission until the closing deadline. Please also note your abstract submission number and quote this in all conference correspondence.
Briefly, abstracts must include a title and an outline of the work you wish to present, identify the main author, presenting author and co-authors, limited to 250 words in total.
The deadline for all submissions is now 24 March 2016.
For more information about the Symposium please see their website.
This upcoming Themed Issue in JAAS will aim to showcase the latest discoveries and developments in speciation analysis.
For your article to be considered for the themed issue, we must receive your manuscript by the new deadline of 1st April 2016.
Guest Edited by Professor Gunda Koellensperger (University of Vienna, Austria) and Dr Heidi Goenaga-Infante (LGCGroup, London, UK), this upcoming themed issue will highlight the most outstanding work in the area of speciation analysis, and also provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research.
Communications, full papers and review articles are welcomed, if you are interested in submitting to this themed issue please contact us to let us know.
Guidance on preparing your papers can be found here: http://www.rsc.org/journals-books-databases/journal-authors-reviewers/.
Submissions can be made online here: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ja
We are delighted to announce we are welcoming nominations for the next JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship. This lectureship was launched last year to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the journal, and is awarded annually to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career. You can read about last year’s inaugural winners here.
The recipient of the lectureship will present their research at a relevant high-profile international meeting and receive a contribution of up to £2000 to cover associated travel and accommodation costs. They will be awarded a certificate and asked to contribute a Perspective or Research Article to JAAS.
The lectureship is open worldwide to researchers working in atomic spectrometry within the scope of JAAS who are at an early stage of their independent career. The nominee has to be under ten years from gaining their PhD and those who hold a senior permanent position are not eligible for the award.
Nominations must be received by the Editorial Office by June 1st 2016; researchers cannot nominate themselves and members of the Editorial Board judging panel are not eligible to receive the lectureship.
Nominations must include:
• A letter of recommendation, including achievements and evidence of research independence of the nominee
• A brief biography of the nominee, including a summary of education and career
• A list of relevant publications, highlighting those of particular significance as judged by the nominator
The lectureship winner will be selected by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination.
Submit a nomination
To make a nomination please send the Editorial Office a letter of recommendation, nominee biography and publication list no later than June 1st 2016.
This is a collection of papers showcasing some of the topical research presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, held in Xiamen, China, May 19-22, 2015.
Make sure to read the Introductory Editorial from Guest Editor and Conference Chairman Wei Hang.
You can access the online version of the collection here .
We hope you enjoy reading the collection!
The 2016 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is being held on January 10th – January 16th in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
The biennial Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry is sponsored by the ICP Information Newsletter, Inc., a nonprofit research organisation located in Hadley, Massachusetts and Lehigh Acres, Florida, and organised by Dr. Ramon Barnes of the University Research Institute for Analytical Chemistry.
If you are attending the conference why not come and chat to JAAS Executive Editor Philippa Ross at booth 51 in the turquoise ballroom. She will be manning the stand from Sunday the 10th until Wednesday the 13th.
JAAS will also be sponsoring four poster prizes this year, so good luck to all of the entrants!
Why not submit your research to be included in the upcoming JAAS themed issue showcasing the research of those attending the conference? We must receive your submission by February 15th 2016. For more information contact us.
Executive Editor, JAAS.
See you there!
In honour of the 30th anniversary year of JAAS, a special collection is now published to celebrate this significant milestone.
Guest Edited by Frank Vanhaecke, Detlef Günther, Gary Hieftje, Joe Caruso, Barry Sharp and Les Ebdon, this collection of papers celebrates the 30th anniversary of JAAS with topics spanning the breadth of analytical atomic spectrometry.
Make sure you read the special editorials:
We hope you enjoy reading the collection!
In honour of the 30th anniversary year of JAAS, a special editorial is now published in Issue 1, 2016 by David W. Koppenaal, Chief Technology Officer, Pacific Northwest National laboratory, Richland, USA. The editorial looks back over the top 30 publications over the past 30 years and provides insight into both analytical trends and citation behaviour over this period.
To celebrate this landmark anniversary of JAAS, we are delighted to make the top cited papers free to access for four weeks. We hope you enjoy reading the high quality work the journal has published over the last three decades!
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric transient signal data acquisition and analyte concentration calculation
Henry P. Longerich, Simon E. Jackson and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1996, 11, 899-904
Hf isotope ratio analysis using multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: an evaluation of isobaric interference corrections
Nan-Chin Chu, Rex N. Taylor, Valérie Chavagnac, Robert W. Nesbitt, Rose M. Boella, J. Andrew Milton, Christopher R. German, Germain Bayon and Kevin Burton
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2002,17, 1567-1574
Capabilities of an Argon Fluoride 193 nm Excimer Laser for Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectometry Microanalysis of Geological Materials
Detlef Günther, Rolf Frischknecht, Christoph A. Heinrich and Hans-J. Kahlhert
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1997,12, 939-944
Solid sampling in electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry using commercial atomizers. A review
Carlos Bendicho and Margaretha T. C. de Loos-Vollebregt
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1991,6, 353-374
Interferences in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. A review
E. Hywel Evans and Jeffrey J. Giglio
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1993,8, 1-18
Precision and accuracy in isotope ratio measurements by plasma source mass spectrometry
Klaus G. Heumann, Stefan M. Gallus, Gunther Rädlinger and Jochen Vogl
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1998, 13, 1001-1008
Carbon-enhanced inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometric detection of arsenic and selenium and its application to arsenic speciation
Erik H. Larsen and Stefan Stürup
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1994, 9, 1099-1105
Enhanced sensitivity in laser ablation-ICP mass spectrometry using helium-argon mixtures as aerosol carrier
Detlef Günther and Christoph A. Heinrich
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1999,14, 1363-1368
Effect of particle size distribution on ICP-induced elemental fractionationin laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry
Marcel Guillong and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2002,17, 831-837
Palladium nitrate–magnesium nitrate modifier for electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry. Part 5. Performance for the determination of 21 elements
Bernhard Welz, Gerhard Schlemmer and Jayateerth R. Mudakavi
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1992,7, 1257-1271
Matrix-effect observations in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Samantha H. Tan and Gary Horlick
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1987,2, 745-763
Arsenic speciation in seafood samples with emphasis on minor constituents: an investigation using high-performance liquid chromatography with detection by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Erik H. Larsen, Gunnar Pritzl and Steen Honoré Hansen
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1993,8, 1075-1084
Laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: achievements, problems, prospects
Steven F. Durrant
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1999,14, 1385-1403
Determination of total and speciated arsenicin rice by ion chromatography and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Douglas T. Heitkemper, Nohora P. Vela, Kirsten R. Stewart and Craig S. Westphal
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2001,16, 299-306
Fully automated dissolution and separation methods for inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry rock analysis. Application to the determination of rare earth elements. Plenary lecture
Kuppusami Govindaraju and Guy Mevelle
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1987,2, 615-621
Metallomics as integrated biometal science
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004,19, 5-14
Common-Pb corrected in situ U–Pb accessory mineral geochronology by LA-MC-ICP-MS
Matthew S. A. Horstwood, Gavin L. Foster, Randall R. Parrish, Stephen R. Noble and Geoff M. Nowell
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2003, 18, 837-846
Quantitative analysis of major, minor and trace elements in fluid inclusions using laser ablation–inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Detlef Günther, Andreas Audétat, Rolf Frischknecht and Christoph A. Heinrich
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1998,13, 263-270
Palladium nitrate-magnesium nitrate modifier for graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Part 2. Determination of arsenic, cadmium, copper, manganese, lead, antimony, selenium and thallium in water
Bernhard Welz, Gerhard Schlemmer and Jayateerth R. Mudakavi
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1988,3, 695-701
Magnesium isotope heterogeneity of the isotopic standard SRM980 and new reference materials for magnesium-isotope-ratio measurements
Albert Galy, Olga Yoffe, Philip E. Janney, Ross W. Williams, Christophe Cloquet, Olivier Alard, Ludwik Halicz, Meenakshi Wadhwa, Ian D. Hutcheon, Erick Ramon and Jean Carignan
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2003,18, 1352-1356
Comparing several atomic spectrometric methods to the super stars: special emphasis on laser induced breakdown spectrometry, LIBS, a future super star
James D. Winefordner, Igor B. Gornushkin, Tiffany Correll, Emily Gibb, Benjamin W. Smith and Nicoló Omenetto
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004,19, 1061-1083
Multiwalled carbon nanotubes as solid-phase extraction adsorbent for the preconcentration of trace metal ions and their determination by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometry
Pei Liang, Yan Liu, Li Guo, Jing Zeng and Hanbing Lu
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2004,19, 1489-1492
Flow injection on-line sorbent extraction pre-concentration for graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Zhaolun Fang, Michael Sperling and Bernhard Welz
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1990,5, 639-646
Gas dynamics of the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry interface
D. J. Douglas and J. B. French
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1988,3, 743-747
Communication. Isotopic ratio measurement using a double focusing magnetic sector mass analyser with an inductively coupled plasma as an ion source
Andrew J. Walder and Philip A. Freedman
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1992,7, 571-575
Quantitative analysis of trace element abundances in glasses and minerals: a comparison of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, solution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, proton microprobe and electron microprobe data
Marc D. Norman, William L. Griffin, Norman J. Pearson, Michael O. Garcia and Suzanne Y. O’reilly
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1998,13, 477-482
Investigations of a reduced palladium chemical modifier for graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Lucinda M. Voth-Beach and Douglas E. Shrader
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1987,2, 45-50
A critical assessment of laser ablation ICP-MS as an analytical tool for depth analysis in silica-based glass samples
Arjan J. G. Mank and Paul R. D. Mason
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1999,14, 1143-1153
Isotope ratio measurement of lead, neodymium and neodymium–samarium mixtures, Hafnium and Hafnium–Lutetium mixtures with a double focusing multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer
Andrew J. Walder, I. Platzner and Philip A. Freedman
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1993,8, 19-23
Signal enhancement in laser ablation ICP-MS by addition of nitrogen in the central channel gas
Zhaochu Hu, Shan Gao, Yongsheng Liu, Shenghong Hu, Haihong Chen and Honglin Yuan
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008,23, 1093-1101
Determination of arsenic species by high-performance liquid chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Diane Beauchemin, K. W. M. Siu, James W. McLaren and Shier S. Berman
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1989,4, 285-289
Slurry sample preparation for simultaneous multi-element graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
Nancy J. Miller-Ihli
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1988,3, 73-81
Happy Anniversary JAAS!
During the months July – September 2015, the most downloaded JAAS articles were:
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50339A, Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA90033F, Atomic Spectrometry Update
Robert Clough, Simon. T. Belt, E. Hywel Evans, Pete Sutton, Ben Fairman and Tim Catterick
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2003, 18, 1033-1038
DOI: 10.1039/B302880C, Paper
2014 Atomic Spectrometry Update – a review of advances in X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
Margaret West, Andrew T. Ellis, Philip J. Potts, Christina Streli, Christine Vanhoof and Peter Wobrauschek
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 1516-1563
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA90038C, Atomic Spectrometry Update
First steps towards a generic sample preparation scheme for inorganic engineered nanoparticles in a complex matrix for detection, characterization, and quantification by asymmetric flow-field flow fractionation coupled to multi-angle light scattering and ICP-MS
S. Wagner, S. Legros, K. Loeschner, J. Liu, J. Navratilova, R. Grombe, T. P. J. Linsinger, E. H. Larsen, F. von der Kammer and T. Hofmann
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2015, 30, 1286-1296
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00471J, Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA90017D, Atomic Spectrometry Update
Single particle ICP-MS combined with a data evaluation tool as a routine technique for the analysis of nanoparticles in complex matrices
DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00357H, Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5JA00188A, Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA50358E, Pape
Owen T. Butler, Warren R. L. Cairns, Jennifer M. Cook and Christine M. Davidson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2014, 29, 17-50
DOI: 10.1039/C3JA90068A, Atomic Spectrometry Update
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