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Themed collection 2020 Winter Conference of Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, USA

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Editorial

2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 13–18, 2020, Tucson, Arizona

Guest Editor Ramon M. Barnes introduces this year’s themed collection on the Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry.

Graphical abstract: 2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 13–18, 2020, Tucson, Arizona
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The impact of sample preparation on the elemental composition of soft tissues assessed by laser ablation ICP-MS

Oven drying and freeze drying may alter the elemental composition of soft tissues subjected to LA-ICP-MS or ICP-MS analysis.

Graphical abstract: The impact of sample preparation on the elemental composition of soft tissues assessed by laser ablation ICP-MS
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A total consumption (up to 75 μL min−1) infrared-heated sample introduction system for inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry

A compact infrared-heated sample introduction system provides similar analytical performance with higher robustness and faster washout than commercially available nebulization systems.

Graphical abstract: A total consumption (up to 75 μL min−1) infrared-heated sample introduction system for inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
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Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) spectra interpretation and characterization using parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC): a new procedure for data and spectral interference processing fostering the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling process

For the first time, PARAFAC was used to interpret and characterize LIBS spectra, providing the pure spectra, the signal profile and relative concentration of base and noble elements present on a printed circuit board from the hard disk.

Graphical abstract: Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) spectra interpretation and characterization using parallel factor analysis (PARAFAC): a new procedure for data and spectral interference processing fostering the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling process
Technical Note

Methods to increase sample transport efficiency in single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry when analyzing nanoparticles

Infrared heating of the sample introduction system increased the transport efficiency, thereby improving the precision of nanoparticle size measurements.

Graphical abstract: Methods to increase sample transport efficiency in single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry when analyzing nanoparticles
Technical Note

How much aqueous sample can an inductively coupled plasma withstand?

An inductively coupled plasma can withstand the total introduction of 250 μL min−1 if infrared heating first pre-evaporates the aerosol.

Graphical abstract: How much aqueous sample can an inductively coupled plasma withstand?
Technical Note

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry coupled to cation exchange chromatography for the determination of trace nickel in alkaline electrolyte

Cone corrosion by alkaline solutions with flow injection is prevented using cation-exchange chromatography coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

Graphical abstract: Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry coupled to cation exchange chromatography for the determination of trace nickel in alkaline electrolyte
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About this collection

This is a collection of papers showcasing some of the topical research presented at the 2020 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, held in Tucson, Arizona, January 12-18, 2020. The conference featured developments in plasma spectrochemical analysis by inductively coupled plasma (ICP), dc plasma (DCP), microwave plasma (MIP), glow discharge (GDL, HCL), and laser sources. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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