Analyst Issue 1 now online!

The first issue of Analyst for 2013 has now gone online! Here are the three cover articles for you to enjoy.

Analyst Issue 1

Front cover: Smits et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 111-117

On the front cover, we have a wonderful image from Nathalie Smits and colleagues from the RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety , Wageningen, The Netherlands. The team developed a new multiplex screening tool of biomarkers for recognition of recombinant bovine somatotropin. According to the reasearch, this method can be applied with high confidence to screen somatotropin abuse in cattle. To know more about this article, click on the link below:

Multiplex flow cytometric immunoassay for serum biomarker profiling of recombinant bovine somatotropin
Nathalie Gabriëlle Esther Smits, Susann Katrina Julie Ludwig, Grisha Van der Veer, Maria Gabriëlle Eleonore Gerarda Bremer and Michel Wilhelmus Franciscus Nielen
Analyst, 2013, 138, 111-117
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35226E

On a similar subject, our inside front cover is from Stephen O’ Hagan featuring the work of  Roystone Goodacre and co-workers from the University of Manchester. This study shows how silver deposited onto copper surfaces, such as the British 2 pence coins, can be used for detection of legal or illegal substances present in solution at low concentration. The researchers used the highly fluorescent Rhodamine 6G probe to demonstrate that silver application to copper coins leads to production of substrates capable of promoting Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS). The application of different drugs to the obtained substrates was then carried out using

Analyst Issue 1

Inside front cover: Mabbott et al., Analyst, 2013, 138, 118-122

 spotting and soaking methodologies.

2p or not 2p: tuppence-based SERS for the detection of illicit materials
Samuel Mabbott ,  Alex Eckmann ,  Cinzia Casiraghi and Royston Goodacre
Analyst, 2013, 138, 118-122
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN35974J

Back cover: Lo et al., Analyst 2013, 138, 25-31

Finally, the image on the back cover of this issue showcases the work of Gregory V. Hartland and colleagues, from the University of Notre Dame, USA. In this mini-review, the authors describe  their most recent data on detecting single nano-objects using transient absorption microscopy. They highlight a few key points for implementing transient absorption microscopy and discuss advantages and disadvantages of the techniques compared to other optical absorption based methods.

Optical detection of single nano-objects by transient absorption microscopy
Shun Shang Lo ,  Mary Sajini Devadas ,  Todd A. Major and Gregory V. Hartland
Analyst, 2013, 138, 25-31
DOI: 10.1039/C2AN36097G

These cover articles are free to access for 6 weeks. And don’t forget to take a look at the Hot articles of this Issue!

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