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Archaeometry in JAAS

JAAS 2012, Archaeometry themed issue, front cover

Fan et al, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 821-826

In a recent issue of JAAS we highlighted work from around the world in the field of archaeometry. Also known as archaeological science, it is the use of scientific techniques to analyze archaeological materials, such as bone, ceramics, glass, and bronze.

The themed issue was guest edited by Patrick Degryse, from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Leuven, Belgium and the issue contained some exciting papers on topics including Roman glass, human teeth, medieval village populations, and metallurgy in China. Click through here to take a look at the issue or read about it in the blog. The below papers will be free to access for 2 weeks.

Some HOT papers from this themed issue include;

Roman glass across the Empire: an elemental and isotopic characterization
Monica Ganio, Sara Boyen, Thomas Fenn, Rebecca Scott, Sofie Vanhoutte, Domingo Gimeno and Patrick Degryse
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 743-753
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10355A

A summary of strontium and oxygen isotope variation in archaeological human tooth enamel excavated from Britain
J. A. Evans, C. A. Chenery and J. Montgomery
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 754-764
DOI: 10.1039/C2JA10362A

Here in JAAS we have published many papers on the topic of archaeometry in the past. Take a look at a few selected papers listed below. If you have a paper you are looking to publish in this field, why not try submitting to JAAS.

Open ablation cell for LA-ICP-MS investigations of historic objects
Barbara Wagner and Wojciech Jędral
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2058-2063
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10137D

Micro and Surface Analysis in Art and Archaeology
F. Adams, A. Adriaens, A. Aerts, I. De Raedt, K. Janssens and O. Schalm
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 1997, 12, 257-265
DOI: 10.1039/A606091I

Application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for the investigation of ancient silver coins
Guillaume Sarah, Bernard Gratuze and Jean-Noël Barrandon
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2007, 22, 1163-1167
DOI: 10.1039/B704879C

Evaluation of different calibration methods in inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectrometric analysis of certified glass materials and archaeological glass specimens
G. A. Zachariadis, A. N. Anthemidis and J. A. Stratis
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2003, 18, 358-366
DOI: 10.1039/B301098H

Synchrotron radiation and cultural heritage: combined XANES/XRF study at Mn K-edge of blue, grey or black coloured palaeontological and archaeological bone material
Ina Reiche and Emilie Chalmin
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23, 799-806
DOI: 10.1039/B717442J

A study on gold and copper provenance for Romanian prehistoric objects using micro-SR XRF
Bogdan Constantinescu, Angela Vasilescu, Martin Radtke and Uwe Reinholz
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 917-921
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00215A

Synchrotron radiation and laboratory micro X-ray computed tomography—useful tools for the material identification of prehistoric objects made of ivory, bone or antler
I. Reiche, K. Müller, A. Staude, J. Goebbels and H. Riesemeier
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1802-1812
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00246A

Quantitative characterisation of the leaching of lead and other elements from glazed surfaces of historical ceramics
I. Szalóki, M. Braun and R. Van Grieken
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2000, 15, 843-850
DOI: 10.1039/B000746N

Integrated X-ray and neutron-based analysis of bronze artefacts from the Ligurian settlement of Guardamonte-Monte Vallassa
Roberta Cattaneo, Cristina Chiaramonte Trerè, Lucia Mordeglia, Giuseppe Gorini, Enrico Perelli Cippo, Laura Bartoli, Winfried Kockelmann and Antonella Scherillo
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1024-1029
DOI: 10.1039/C0JA00259C

Development of a new method for Pb isotopic analysis of archaeological artefacts using single-collector ICP-dynamic reaction cell-MS
David De Muynck, Christophe Cloquet and Frank Vanhaecke
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2008, 23, 62-71
DOI: 10.1039/B709461B

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5 papers to read before you cite

Everybody love lists and I have been told than JAAS readers are no different. Thus, I decided to make a very short list of recent JAAS papers I enjoyed, just for the sake of discussion. In no particular order, here are five 2012 JAAS papers I recently read and liked:

1. Considerations for measurement of individual nanoparticles or microparticles by ICP-MS: determination of the number of particles and the analyte mass in each particle

John W. Olesik and Patrick J. Gray, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012,27, 1143-1155

2. Graphite tubes with small internal diameters tailored for high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry

Mao Dong Huang, Helmut Becker-Ross, Michael Okruss, Sebastian Geisler and Stefan Florek, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 982-988

3. Depth dependent element ratios in fluid inclusion analysis by laser ablation ICP-MS

Marcel Guillong and Thomas Pettke, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 505-508

4. Pulsed glow discharge time of flight mass spectrometry for the screening of polymer-based coatings containing brominated flame retardants

Claudia González de Vega, Lara Lobo, Beatriz Fernández, Nerea Bordel, Rosario Pereiro and Alfredo Sanz-Medel, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 318-326

5. Improving acquisition times of elemental bio-imaging for quadrupole-based LA-ICP-MS

Jessica Lear, Dominc Hare, Paul Adlard, David Finkelstein and Philip Doble, J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, 27, 159-164

And you? Which papers did you particularly like? Please let us know!

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Gary Hieftje and Joe Caruso Named ACS Fellows

Current and former JAAS editorial board members and frequent JAAS contributors Professor Gary Hieftje of Indiana University and Professor Joseph Caruso of the University of Cincinnati have been named Fellows of the American Chemical Society.  The American Chemical Society recognizes the outstanding achievements and significant contributions of these individuals through this honor.  ACS fellows are named from all branches of science and professional endeavor.  Congratulations Fellows!

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Geochemistry and geology in JAAS

JAAS 2011, Issue 3 cover

Quantification of transient signals in multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry: accurate lead isotope ratio determination by laser ablation of individual fluid inclusions; Pettke et al., JAAS, 2011

Inspired by our trip to Prague for Goldschmidt 2011, we’ve collected together some of the articles published in JAAS from the areas of geochemistry and geology.  If you work in this area, why not submit your next paper to JAAS?

A new approach to single shot laser ablation analysis and its application to in situ Pb/U geochronology
J. M. Cottle, M. S. A. Horstwood and R. R. Parrish
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B821899D

Precise determination of Sm, Nd concentrations and Nd isotopic compositions at the nanogram level in geological samples by thermal ionization mass spectrometry
Zhuyin Chu, Fukun Chen, Yueheng Yang and Jinhui Guo
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B904047A

Fractionation of alkali elements during laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of silicate geological samples
Jitka Míková, Jan Košler, Henry P. Longerich, Michael Wiedenbeck and John M. Hanchar
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2009, 24
DOI: 10.1039/B900276F

Technical Note: From volcanic rock powder to Sr and Pb isotope ratios: a fit-for-purpose procedure for multi-collector ICP–mass spectrometric analysis
Ingrid Smet, David De Muynck, Frank Vanhaecke and Marlina Elburg
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25
DOI: 10.1039/B926335G
From themed issue Sector-Field ICP-Mass Spectrometry

Precise U–Pb and Pb–Pb dating of Phanerozoic baddeleyite by SIMS with oxygen flooding technique
Qiu-Li Li, Xian-Hua Li, Yu Liu, Guo-Qiang Tang, Jing-Hui Yang and Wei-Guang Zhu
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2010, 25
DOI: 10.1039/B923444F

Technical Note: An improved digestion technique for determination of platinum group elements in geological samples
Liang Qi, Jianfeng Gao, Xiaowen Huang, Jing Hu, Mei-Fu Zhou and Hong Zhong
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA10114E

Technical Note: Precise and accurate determination of Sm, Nd concentrations and Nd isotopic compositions in geological samples by MC-ICP-MS
Yue-Heng Yang, Zhu-Yin Chu, Fu-Yuan Wu, Lie-Wen Xie and Jin-Hui Yang
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26
DOI: 10.1039/C1JA00001B
From themed issue 2010 Asia Pacific Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry

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