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Themed collection JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship winners

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Tutorial Review

Compressed sensing in spectroscopy for chemical analysis

An intuitive view of compressed sensing is presented with selected examples to highlight its potential impact in atomic spectrometry.

Graphical abstract: Compressed sensing in spectroscopy for chemical analysis
Critical Review

Depth profile analysis with glow discharge spectrometry

Glow discharge spectrometry shows excellent capabilities for fast compositional depth profiling of modern and challenging materials.

Graphical abstract: Depth profile analysis with glow discharge spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

Halogen determination in food and biological materials using plasma-based techniques: challenges and trends of sample preparation

Sample preparation for trace halogen determination in biological and food samples is a critical aspect to be considered.

Graphical abstract: Halogen determination in food and biological materials using plasma-based techniques: challenges and trends of sample preparation
Open Access Communication

Excitation of higher levels of singly charged copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges

Transition rate diagrams of copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges are presented, using data from Cu II emission spectra.

Graphical abstract: Excitation of higher levels of singly charged copper ions in argon and neon glow discharges
Paper

Sample preparation of lipstick for further Cd and Pb determination by ICP-MS: is the use of complexing acids really necessary?

In this work, the use of complexing acids (HF and HCl) combined with HNO3 was evaluated for lipstick digestion and further Cd and Pb determination by ICP-MS.

Graphical abstract: Sample preparation of lipstick for further Cd and Pb determination by ICP-MS: is the use of complexing acids really necessary?
Paper

The production of doubly charged sample ions by “charge transfer and ionization” (CTI) in analytical GD-MS

Charge transfer and ionization, producing high concentrations of doubly ionized ions, is identified for the first time in analytical GD-MS.

Graphical abstract: The production of doubly charged sample ions by “charge transfer and ionization” (CTI) in analytical GD-MS
From the themed collection: Young Analytical Scientists
Paper

Arsenic speciation in seafood by LC-ICP-MS/MS: method development and influence of culinary treatment

Arsenic speciation in seafood after several culinary treatments was performed and AsB, As(III), DMA, MMA and As(V) species were determined by LC-ICP-MS/MS.

Graphical abstract: Arsenic speciation in seafood by LC-ICP-MS/MS: method development and influence of culinary treatment
Paper

Depth profile analysis of rare earth elements in corroded steels by pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry

Depth profiling with PP-TOFMS of REEs (as substitutes of radioactive elements) in studies of stainless steel corrosion and contaminant uptake.

Graphical abstract: Depth profile analysis of rare earth elements in corroded steels by pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
Paper

Compressed sensing spectral imaging for plasma optical emission spectroscopy

A single-pixel compressed sensing spectral imaging system is designed and implemented on plasma optical emission for the first time.

Graphical abstract: Compressed sensing spectral imaging for plasma optical emission spectroscopy
Paper

Evidence for charge transfer from hydrogen molecular ions to copper atoms in a neon–hydrogen analytical glow discharge

We show initial evidence that analyte atoms can be ionized by asymmetric charge transfer (ACT) process involving molecular ions, (M2+-ACT) in analytical glow discharges.

Graphical abstract: Evidence for charge transfer from hydrogen molecular ions to copper atoms in a neon–hydrogen analytical glow discharge
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Rare earth element determination in heavy crude oil by USN-ICP-MS after digestion using a microwave-assisted single reaction chamber

In this work a method for rare earth element (REE) determination by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was proposed after heavy crude oil digestion by microwave-assisted wet digestion (MAWD) using a single reaction chamber (SRC) system.

Graphical abstract: Rare earth element determination in heavy crude oil by USN-ICP-MS after digestion using a microwave-assisted single reaction chamber
Paper

Capabilities of radiofrequency pulsed glow discharge-time of flight mass spectrometry for molecular screening in polymeric materials: positive versus negative ion mode

Comparative investigations between positive and negative ionization modes for the analysis of polymeric materials have been tackled using PP-TOFMS.

Graphical abstract: Capabilities of radiofrequency pulsed glow discharge-time of flight mass spectrometry for molecular screening in polymeric materials: positive versus negative ion mode
Paper

Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry elemental mapping with restrictive anode array masks

Restrictive anode array masks are shown to allow large-diameter surface GDOES elemental mapping with improved homogeneity compared to typical approach.

Graphical abstract: Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry elemental mapping with restrictive anode array masks
From the themed collection: Recent HOT articles
Paper

A glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GD-TOFMS) study of the ‘hydrogen effect’ using copper, iron and titanium cathodes

Hydrogen effects are investigated at very low H2 concentrations in an Ar plasma, and the likely discharge mechanisms are discussed.

Graphical abstract: A glow discharge time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GD-TOFMS) study of the ‘hydrogen effect’ using copper, iron and titanium cathodes
Paper

Development of an isolation procedure and MC-ICP-MS measurement protocol for the study of stable isotope ratio variations of nickel

A method for high-precision analysis of mass-dependent natural variations in Ni isotope ratios, suitable for applications in the planetary sciences, has been developed and evaluated.

Graphical abstract: Development of an isolation procedure and MC-ICP-MS measurement protocol for the study of stable isotope ratio variations of nickel
Paper

Excitation and transition rate diagrams of singly ionized iron in analytical glow discharges in argon, neon and an argon–hydrogen mixture

Excitation and ionization processes of iron ions in argon-, neon- and argon–hydrogen glow discharges are described based on transition rate diagrams.

Graphical abstract: Excitation and transition rate diagrams of singly ionized iron in analytical glow discharges in argon, neon and an argon–hydrogen mixture
Paper

Image denoising techniques applied to glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy elemental mapping

Implementation of image denoising algorithms are shown to improve the spatial resolution in 3D GDOES elemental mapping.

Graphical abstract: Image denoising techniques applied to glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy elemental mapping
Paper

Copper and antimony isotopic analysis via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for provenancing ancient glass

Isotopic analysis of Cu and Sb has been performed on glasses from 14th century BC up to 6th century AD from different locations with the aim of investigating raw material sources used for glass production in antiquity.

Graphical abstract: Copper and antimony isotopic analysis via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for provenancing ancient glass
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Isotopic analysis of antimony using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for provenance determination of Roman glass

Based on promising results obtained in earlier work on antimony ores, Lobo et al. investigated the use of natural variation in the isotopic composition of Sb as determined using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) for provenance determination of Roman glass.

Graphical abstract: Isotopic analysis of antimony using multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for provenance determination of Roman glass
Paper

Ultrafast elemental mapping of materials combinatorial libraries and high-throughput screening samples via pulsed glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy

Pulsed GDOES enables elemental mapping of materials combinatorial libraries at orders of magnitude faster analysis times compared to traditional techniques.

Graphical abstract: Ultrafast elemental mapping of materials combinatorial libraries and high-throughput screening samples via pulsed glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy
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About this collection

The JAAS Emerging Investigator Lectureship is given to recognise and support an emerging scientist working in the area of atomic spectrometry in the early stages of their independent career. Researchers are nominated by the community and the winner is chosen by the JAAS Editorial Board based on the originality, quality, impact and significance of the candidate’s research, as highlighted in their nomination. This is a collection of papers authored by previous recipients. 

2018 Recipient

Márcia Foster Mesko, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

Márcia Foster Mesko was born in Canguçu city, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. She concluded her PhD in Chemistry at Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, in 2008, and has been an Associate Professor at Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil, since 2009. Currently, she is the Deputy Director of the Analytical Chemistry Division of the Brazilian Chemical Society, Coordinator of the Chemistry Committee at the Foundation for Supporting Research of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (FAPERGS), and also Coordinator of the Biochemistry and Bioprospecting Postgraduate Program at UFPel. She has supervised 10 master and 2 PhD students, has presented at several conferences in national and international scientific meetings and has received more than 15 national and international awards, including the L’Oreal Brazil (Young Woman in Science, Brazilian Academy of Science, UNESCO). She has published 80 peer-reviewed international papers, 15 national and international book chapters and 4 patents of innovation. She has experience in analytical chemistry for the development of methods for atomic spectrometry, sample preparation, food and environmental analysis, speciation analysis, and quality control of pharmaceutical and other industrial products.

Previous recipients include: Lara Lobo, University of Oviedo, Spain; Gerardo Gamez, Texas Tech University, USA and Sohail Mushtaq, University of Bristol, UK

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