Themed collection Analyst 2017 Most Downloaded Articles
Recent advances in boronic acid-based optical chemosensors
This minireview highlights the developments in optical chemosensors from 2014 to 2016 that utilise the boronic acid interaction with polyols or Lewis bases.
Single plasmonic nanoparticles as ultrasensitive sensors
In this mini review, we will provide a brief introduction focusing on the current applications of single plasmonic nanoparticle-based sensors using DFM, including the detection of molecules, the real-time monitoring of chemical/electrochemical reactions and the imaging of living cells.
The mechanism and application of the protein-stabilized gold nanocluster sensing system
This review highlights sensing systems based on protein-Au NCs for the detection of various analytes and the corresponding sensing mechanisms.
Microfluidic technologies in cell isolation and analysis for biomedical applications
Microfluidic cell isolation and its applications in the biomedical field have been reviewed.
A review: the trend of progress about pH probes in cell application in recent years
Intracellular pH values are some of the most important factors that govern biological processes and the acid–base homeostasis in cells, body fluids and organs sustains the normal operations of the body.
Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and microfluidic platforms: challenges, solutions and potential applications
The review provides an overview of the development in the field of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy combined with microfluidic platforms.
Hybrid plasmonic–photonic whispering gallery mode resonators for sensing: a critical review
In this review we present the state of the art and the most recent advances in the field of optical sensing with hybrid plasmonic–photonic whispering gallery mode (WGM) resonators.
A critical insight into the development pipeline of microfluidic immunoassay devices for the sensitive quantitation of protein biomarkers at the point of care
A critical review on the development of microfluidic tests capable of the high-sensitivity measurement of protein biomarkers at the point-of-care.
Ligand density quantification on colloidal inorganic nanoparticles
This review highlights current analytical methods for quantifying nanoparticle surface ligands and fundamental barriers to the accuracy of these techniques.
Detection of chemical warfare agent simulants and hydrolysis products in biological samples by paper spray mass spectrometry
Paper spray ionization was used to detect and quantitate chemical warfare simulants and hydrolysis products from whole blood and urine.
About this collection
This themed collection features the top 10 most downloaded articles published in Analyst in 2017. Congratulations to all of the authors whose articles have been featured.