For our second issue of 2013 we have an informative front cover, a couple of HOT articles, and an editorial on the achievements in analytical atomic spectrometry in Central and Eastern Europe for the readers of JAAS to enjoy.
The outside front cover comes from Brazil, where George L. Donati and colleagues from Federal University of São Carlos have been analyzing biodiesel for its levels of P and Si. This article will be free to read for 6 weeks.
Tungsten coil electrothermal matrix decomposition and sample vaporization to determine P and Si in biodiesel by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
George L. Donati, Renata S. Amais and Joaquim A. Nóbrega
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 280-287
Issue 2 also has an editorial from Advisory Board member Pawel Pohl and Jiri Dedina who talk about the recent web themed issue on the achievements in analytical atomic and mass spectrometry made by the researchers from Central and Eastern Europe. Click on the link below to read more.
A glance at achievements in analytical atomic spectrometry in Central and Eastern Europe
Paweł Pohl and Jiří Dědina
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 175-176
We have a couple of HOT articles for you as well. In the first, direct analysis of geological and artefact gold by Christopher Standish and UK colleagues who used solution and laser ablation mass spectrometry techniques to analyse lead isotopes in gold. The second article, from Advisory Board member Detlef Gunther and colleagues, describes a prototype inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ICP-TOF-MS) for time resolved measurements of transient signals in the microsecond regime. Both of these papers will be free to read until the end of January.
Solution and laser ablation MC-ICP-MS lead isotope analysis of gold
Christopher Standish, Bruno Dhuime, Robert Chapman, Christopher Coath, Chris Hawkesworth and Alistair Pike
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 217-225
A prototype of a new inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer providing temporally resolved, multi-element detection of short signals generated by single particles and droplets
Olga Borovinskaya, Bodo Hattendorf, Martin Tanner, Sabrina Gschwind and Detlef Günther
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 226-233
The latest ASU on environmental analysis is also available to read here.
Atomic spectrometry update. Environmental analysis
Owen T. Butler, Warren R. L. Cairns, Jennifer M. Cook and Christine M. Davidson
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2013, 28, 177-216