Welcome to the fifth special issue dedicated to young analytical scientists in JAAS!
Guest Editor Jorge Pisonero introduces the fifth JAAS issue dedicated to young analytical scientists.
Contributors to the Young Analytical Scientists themed issue
Overcoming spectral overlap via inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS). A tutorial review
This work reviews the operating principles of ICP-tandem mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS) and the key applications reported on since the introduction of the technique in 2012.
Recent advances in the analysis of non-traditional stable isotopes by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
Non-traditional stable isotopes, with no clear definition yet, generally refer to isotopes beyond C, H, O, N, and S with small variations in natural stable isotopic compositions, such as isotopes of transition and heavy metal elements.
Advances in ICP-MS-based techniques for trace elements and their species analysis in cells
The state-of-the-art ICP-MS based methods for trace elements and their species analysis in cells are reviewed.
Quantification of labile and stable non-polar arsenolipids in commercial fish meals and edible seaweed samples
The importance of sample preparation for arsenolipid speciation is highlighted as the order of sequential extraction revealed labile non-polar arsenolipids likely due to species transformation.
Assessment of exposure to airborne carbon nanotubes by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy analysis of filter samples
Airborne carbon nanotubes sampled on filters are quantified in a workplace atmosphere by LIBS analysis of their metal impurities.
Optimizing the analyte introduction for 14C laser ablation-AMS
Sample introduction of online radiocarbon (14C) analysis using LA coupled to accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) has been characterized and optimized.
Feasibility of microwave-assisted ultraviolet digestion of polymeric waste electrical and electronic equipment for the determination of bromine and metals (Cd, Cr, Hg, Pb and Sb) by ICP-MS
A method for the digestion of polymeric waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) by microwave-assisted ultraviolet wet digestion (MAWD-UV) was proposed.
Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry for quantitative mapping of the copper distribution in liver tissue sections from mice with liver disease induced by common bile duct ligation
High-resolution LA-ICP-MS bioimaging was shown suitable for the quantitative visualization of the Cu distribution in fibrotic mouse liver tissues on a (sub-)cellular level.
Real-time depth measurement in glow discharge optical emission spectrometry via differential interferometric profiling
We developed an in situ measurement technique implemented on a Glow Discharge Optical Emission Spectrometry (GD-OES) instrument, which provides the depth information during the profiling process.
Atmospheric pressure plasma assisted reaction chemical ionization for analysis of chlorinated compounds separated by liquid chromatography
We report development of an atmospheric pressure plasma assisted reaction chemical ionization (PARCI) source with liquid sample introduction, enabling high sensitivity detection of chlorine in LC-separated compounds.
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.
Potential of the hydride generation technique coupled to inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry for non-chromatographic As speciation
Selective procedures for determination of As(III), As(V), DMA and MMA directly by HG-ICP OES were evaluated.
Quantitative distribution of Zn, Fe and Cu in the human lens and study of the Zn–metallothionein redox system in cultured lens epithelial cells by elemental MS
Study of metals and metallothioneins in the human lens by the multidisciplinary combination of MS and bio-analytical methodologies.
Towards the reduction of matrix effects in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry: an argon–nitrogen–hydrogen mixed-gas plasma for the analysis of geological and environmental samples
A robust Ar–N2–H2 plasma enables accurate multielemental analysis of geological and environmental samples without matrix-matching or internal standardization.
A miniature liquid electrode discharge-optical emission spectrometric system integrating microelectrodialysis for potassium screening in serum
An automated microelectrodialysis-liquid electrode discharge-optical emission spectrometric (μED-LED-OES) system was developed for potassium screening in the serum.
Speciation of inorganic As and Sb in natural waters by total reflection X-ray fluorescence following selective hydride generation and trapping onto quartz reflectors coated with nanostructured Pd
Inorganic As and Sb speciation by total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis following selective hydride generation and trapping onto palladium nanoparticles.
Natural Fe isotope fractionation in an intestinal Caco-2 cell line model
Caco-2 cells were used in an in vitro model for studying the Fe isotope fractionation accompanying intestinal Fe fluxes.
Laser ablation – inductively couple plasma – mass spectrometry/laser induced break down spectroscopy: a tandem technique for uranium particle characterization
Laser ablation – inductively coupled plasma – mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in tandem with laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) was employed to chemically map and characterize uranium particles.
Characterization of oxidized Ni-based superalloys by GD-OES
The significance of the GD-OES technique in the analysis of oxidized Ni-based superalloys and gas turbine components after the service is described in the present work.
Argon fluoride LA-LEAF for rapid arsenic quantitation
A 193 nm ArF excimer pulse reexcites arsenic atoms in a cooled laser ablation plasma, lowering detection limits over LIBS.
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.
About this collection
Highlighting the work of outstanding young scientists in atomic spectrometry and related areas. Authors are either outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers in their first industrial appointment or young analytical faculty. Each author was nominated by worldwide experts in the field including members of the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of JAAS . Guest Edited by Jorge Pisonero.