J. Pisonero, N. Bordel and V. S. Smentkowski introduce the Elelmental Imaging themed issue.
Elemental mapping of microstructures by scanning electron microscopy-
energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDS): extraordinary advances with the silicon drift detector (SDD)
Elemental mapping at the microstructural level by scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, while widely applied in science, engineering, and technology, has been limited in performance by the throughput.
chemical imaging reveals plumage patterns in a 150 million year old early bird
Three key specimens of Archaeopteryx were subjected to non-destructive chemical analysis in order to investigate the potential preservation of original pigmentation in early fossil feathers.
Application of laser ablation-ICP-mass
spectrometry for 2-dimensional mapping of element distributions in a Late Archean impact spherule layer
LA-ICP-MS was applied to visualize the 2D distribution of various major (Mg, Mn, Fe) and trace (Cr, Co, Ni, Ir, Pt) elements in the Late Archaean Paraburdoo impact spherule layer.
Elemental bioimaging of
haematoxylin and eosin-stained tissues by laser ablation ICP-MS
An LA-ICP-MS imaging method for H & E-stains was developed providing further information about the structural aspects of thin tissue sections.
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.
Isotope ratio mapping by means of laser ablation-single collector-ICP-mass
spectrometry: Zn tracer studies in thin sections of Daphnia magna
This paper reports an improved methodology and detailed method development for acquisition of isotope ratio images by means of LA-single collector-ICP-MS, applied to Zn isotopes in thin sections of Daphnia magna.
3D laser ablation-ICP-mass
spectrometry mapping for the study of surface layer phenomena – a case study for weathered glass
3D LA-ICP-MS mapping of “hard” materials based on multi-spot laser drilling, monitoring of depth profiles and retrieval/stacking of 2D depth maps.
LA-ICPMS elemental imaging of complex discontinuous carbonates: An example using large benthic foraminifera
LA-ICPMS elemental imaging of complex discontinuous carbonates: An example using large benthic foraminifera.
About this collection
Featuring cutting-edge papers devoted to elemental imaging using different analytical techniques.