Themed collection 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Amelia Island, Florida, January 6–11, 2014
Ramon Barnes provides an overview of the 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry.
Observations on commercial analytical instrumentation development
Andrew Zander shares his experiences from his career in analytical instrumentation development.
Spectroscopic imaging: a spatial Odyssey
Analytical methods were developed or refined to link the composition and structure of man-made and natural materials down to the nanoscale dimensions to their functional behaviour at the macroscopic scale.
Capabilities and limitations of LA-ICP-MS for depth resolved analysis of CdTe photovoltaic devices
The analytical potential of ArF* excimer Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is investigated for fast qualitative depth profile analysis of multi-layer CdTe photovoltaic (PV) devices.
Analysis of arsenic in rice grains using ICP-MS and fs LA-ICP-MS
With rice being the main staple crop in Asian countries such as China, Korea and Japan, the detection of arsenic (As), an element known to be carcinogenic to humans, has been the topic of high public interest.
Rapid size characterization of silver nanoparticles by single particle ICP-MS and isotope dilution
The increasing application of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in consumer products and their potential release into the environment call for intensive investigation of their toxicity, stability, and fate.
Ethnic background and gender identification using electrothermal vaporization coupled to inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry for forensic analysis of human hair
Direct analysis of powdered hair by solid sampling electrothermal vaporisation coupled to inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry in combination with linear discriminant analysis correctly assigned thirteen samples in terms of general ethnicity and gender.
Characterization of calcified reference materials for assessing the reliability of manganese determinations in teeth and bone
Robust values for manganese with expanded uncertainties were assigned to several calcified reference materials, which were evaluated for use in LA-ICP-MS analysis.
Effect of dwell time on single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry data acquisition quality
Effect of dwell time on mean particle size calculation for 250 000 particles per mL of 60 nm Au NPs nebulized at 300 μL min−1.
Evaluation of dietary exposure of crabs to inorganic mercury or methylmercury, with or without co-exposure to selenium
Dietary exposure of crabs to mercury species, w/o selenium co-exposure, showed the antagonistic role that selenium may play against mercury.
The interference standard method: evidence of principle, potentialities and limitations
High resolution sector field ICP-MS (SF-ICP-MS) is used to explore the mechanisms and limitations of the interference standard (IFS) method.
Development of a calibration and standardization procedure for LA-ICP-MS using a conventional ink-jet printer for quantification of proteins in electro- and Western-blot assays
A new technique for a printed internal and calibration standard via a conventional ink-jet printer after Western blot immunoassay for LA-ICP-MS detection.
Compensation of inorganic acid interferences in ICP-OES and ICP-MS using a Flow Blurring® multinebulizer
A multinebulizer based on the Flow Blurring® nebulization principle for the analysis of acid digested samples using on-line standard addition calibration in ICP-OES and ICP-MS.
Impact of humidity on speciation and bioaccessibility of Pb, Zn, Co and Se in house dust
Humidity increases the bioaccessibility of Pb and Zn in dust that collects in damp microenvironments (such as window troughs).
Fluorine analysis using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is evaluated for detecting fluorine using a commercially available J200 Tandem LA/LIBS system from Applied Spectra, Inc.
Comparison of signal enhancement by co-existing carbon and by co-existing bromine in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Co-existing bromine did not enhance the signals of analytes, even though the ionization energy is similar to that of carbon.
Simultaneous 3-dimensional elemental imaging with LIBS and LA-ICP-MS
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) are used simultaneously for spatially resolved mapping of major and trace elements and isotopes within a Bastnäsite rare earth ore sample.
About this collection
A collection of papers showcasing some of the topical research presented at the 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, held at Amelia Island, Florida, January 6–11, 2014. The conference was attended by more than 500 participants and featured developments in plasma spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), dc plasma (DCP), microwave plasma (MIP), glow discharge (GDL, HCL), and laser sources.