Issue 19 now online

Analyst, 2012, Vol. 137, Issue 19, front cover

Front cover: Hopkins et al., Analyst, 2012, 137, 4408-4410

The latest issue of Analyst has landed, and as usual there are some interesting cover images and articles for you to enjoy.

On the front cover is a Communication from Rebecca Hopkins and colleagues from DSTL Porton Down, UK. They demonstrate spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) using 1064 nm excitation to detect chemicals through a physical barrier such as a container. This excitation wavelength overcomes the issue of fluorescence from the target chemical, whilst retaining the benefits of the SORS technique for through-barrier detection. The authors say these advantages have a wide range of applications in both civilian and military environments.

Communication: Short-wave infrared excited spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) for through-barrier detection
Rebecca J. Hopkins, Suzanne H. Pelfrey and Neil C. Shand
, 2012, 137, 4408-4410
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35681C

The inside front cover features a Critical Review from Guido Verbeck and colleagues from the University of North Texas. Their review concentrates on the apparatus and techniques associated with deposition processes, and covers the hyperthermal and thermal energetic regimes which allow for species to be landed intact.

Analyst, 2012, Vol. 137, Issue 19, inside front cover

Verbeck et al., Analyst, 2012, 137, 4393-4407

Critical Review: Soft-landing preparative mass spectrometry
Guido Verbeck, William Hoffmann and Barbara Walton
, 2012, 137, 4393-4407
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35550G

Both these cover articles will be free to access for 6 weeks, and don’t forget to take a look at the HOT Articles featured in Issue 19 too.

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