Themed collection JAAS Recent HOT articles
Antimony measurements in environmental matrices: seven considerations
A variety of approaches for measuring the content and speciation of Sb in environmental matrices are discussed.
The contribution of chemical vapor generation coupled with atomic or mass spectrometry to the comprehension of the chemistry of aqueous boranes
Mechanisms of hydride generation by aqueous boranes have been updated in the light of recent atomic and mass spectrometric evidence.
Liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasmas for diverse spectrochemical analysis applications
The liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge (LS-APGD) microplasma provides great diversity in sampling strategies and analytical information content.
Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: insights through computer modeling
We illustrate how modeling can give better insight in ICP-MS, by showing calculated plasma characteristics, gas flow patterns and sample behavior.
Femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry for elemental and isotopic analysis: are ultrafast lasers worthwhile?
The figures of merit of fs laser ablation for LA-ICP-MS analysis are reviewed.
Plasma source mass spectrometry for radioactive waste characterisation in support of nuclear decommissioning: a review
The efficient characterization of nuclear waste materials represents a significant challenge during nuclear site decommissioning, with a range of radionuclides requiring measurement in varied and often complex sample matrices. ICP-MS is increasingly a practicable alternative to radiometric methods for medium to long-lived radionuclides.
Direct visualization of drug release in injectable implant by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)
A novel laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) 2D imaging method is used to directly visualize the drug release process of long-acting injectable (LAI) implants for the first time.
Fluorinated nanobodies for targeted molecular imaging of biological samples using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry
Specific labeling of cellular proteins with fluorinated nanobodies enables their visualization in nanoSIMS.
High spectral resolution of diode laser absorption spectroscopy for isotope analysis using a supersonic plasma jet
The spectral resolution of diode laser absorption spectroscopy is drastically enhanced by applying a supersonic plasma jet to distinguish isotope shifts due to the mass number.
Mass spectrometry imaging as a novel approach to measure hippocampal zinc
Mass spectrometry imaging used to measure hippocampal zinc shows complementarity to fluorescence and shows protein-bound rather than free zinc.
A laboratory-based double X-ray spectrometer for simultaneous X-ray emission and X-ray absorption studies
A newly developed laboratory-based double X-ray spectrometer enables systematic and simultaneous X-ray emission (XES) and X-ray absorption (XAS) measurements.
Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometric determination of copper, zinc, lead and chromium species after preconcentration on graphene oxide chemically modified with mercapto-groups
Graphene oxide modified with mercapto-groups for the preconcentration of copper, zinc, lead and chromium species prior to EDXRF determination in surface and seawaters.
Simultaneous monitoring of 32S, 33S and 34S isotopes of H2S using cavity ring-down spectroscopy with a mid-infrared external-cavity quantum cascade laser
Monitoring three stable isotopes of H2S using a QCL based CRDS technique.
LA-ICP-TOF-MS for rapid, all-elemental and quantitative bioimaging, isotopic analysis and the investigation of plasma processes
This work presents a high-throughput and quasisimultaneous, full-spectral imaging approach for the analysis of cisplatin perfused rat kidneys using LA-ICP-TOF-MS.
Elucidation of the fate of zinc in model plants using single particle ICP-MS and ESI tandem MS
The fate of zinc in model plants was studied by an analytical approach based on mass spectrometry techniques.
Determination of trace elements in undiluted wine samples using an automatized total sample consumption system coupled to ICP-MS
A novel method for the elemental analysis of undiluted wine samples was optimized and validated.
Critical evaluation of fast and highly resolved elemental distribution in single cells using LA-ICP-SFMS
The analytical potential of a nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer system, equipped with an ultra-fast wash-out ablation chamber, is critically investigated for fast and highly spatially resolved (∼μm) qualitative elemental distribution within single cells.
Binding effects in sulfur Kα and Kβ X-ray emission spectra
Sulfur samples in different oxidation states (+4, +6, 0 and −2) were irradiated in a commercial microscope, acquiring Kα and Kβ spectra in order to investigate the influence of the chemical bond on the occurrence of different sulfur decays to 1s vacancy states.
Morphological and chemical evidence for cyclic bone growth in a fossil hyaena
Our study is the first to correlate differential distributions of trace elements within the different tissue types of zonal bone.
Local environment of arsenic in sulfide minerals: insights from high-resolution X-ray spectroscopies, and first-principles calculations at the As K-edge
To improve our knowledge of arsenic local environment in sulfide minerals, Resonant Inelastic X-Ray Scattering (RIXS) maps and High-Energy Resolution Fluorescence Detected (HERFD) XANES measurements are performed at the As K-edge. In addition, the spectra are compared to XANES modelled through first-principles calculations.
A software package for rigorously calculating optical plasma spectra and automatically retrieving plasma properties
A free software package code named OPSIAL (Optical Plasma Spectral Calculation And Parameters Retrieval) for rigorously calculating optical plasma spectra and for automatically retrieving plasma parameters is presented.
Internal standards in inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry using kinetic energy discrimination and dynamic reaction cells
ICP-MS is a sensitive element analysis technique used for analyzing several different sample types.
Geometric super-resolution on push-broom hyperspectral imaging for plasma optical emission spectroscopy
Sub-pixel shifting allows geometric super-resolution on a push-broom hyperspectral imaging system used for plasma OES.
Reassessment of the influence of carrier gases He and Ar on signal intensities in 193 nm excimer LA-ICP-MS analysis
Similar signal intensities can be obtained using Ar instead of He as the carrier gas under high-velocity of the carrier gas on the ablation site or wet plasma conditions in 193 nm ArF excimer LA-ICP-MS analysis.
Elemental imaging by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the geological characterization of minerals
Evaluation of LIBS-based imaging for the detection of minor and trace elements in minerals with microscopic-scale resolution.
Multi-element ion-exchange chromatography and high-precision MC-ICP-MS isotope analysis of Mg and Ti from sub-mm-sized meteorite inclusions
We present a refined multi-element (Mg, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Ni, Zr, Mo, Ru, Hf and W) ion chromatographic purification protocol applied to high-precision isotope analysis of Mg and Ti using MC-ICP-MS.
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with on-line leaching to assess the maximum bio-accessibility of toxic and essential elements in wheat from Saudi Arabia
An on-line leaching method is modified to improve reproducibility, and applied to risk assessment of wheat samples from Saudi Arabia.
Direct lead isotopic analysis of bioethanol by means of multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry with a total consumption sample introduction system
A method has been developed for the direct (no sample pretreatment and/or isolation of the target element from the sample matrix) Pb isotopic analysis of bioethanol via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS).
Detection and characterization of biogenic selenium nanoparticles in selenium-rich yeast by single particle ICPMS
The occurrence of SeNPs in commercial Se-rich yeasts was confirmed by SP-ICPMS for the first time.
U–Pb age determination of schorlomite garnet by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
We report the first U–Pb geochronological investigation of schorlomite garnet from carbonatite and alkaline complexes and demonstrate its applicability for U–Pb age determination using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) due to its relatively high U and Th abundances and negligible common Pb content.
Accurate determination of sulfur isotopes (δ33S and δ34S) in sulfides and elemental sulfur by femtosecond laser ablation MC-ICP-MS with non-matrix matched calibration
In this study, the laser- and ICP-induced S isotopic fractionation in different S-rich minerals was investigated by using femtosecond (fs) and nanosecond (ns) laser ablation MC-ICP-MS.
Rapid, molecule-free, in situ rare earth element abundances by SIMS-SSAMS
We present a novel method for rapid and high-sensitivity in situ measurements of the rare earth elements (REEs) by combined secondary ion mass spectrometry and single-stage accelerator mass spectrometry (SIMS-SSAMS).
Characterization of SiO2 nanoparticles by single particle-inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS/MS)
The development of an ICP-MS/MS method for interference-free Si determination allows for chemical characterization of SiO2 nanoparticles.
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.
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.
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.
In situ high-precision Ni isotope analysis of metals by femtosecond-LA-MC-ICP-MS
In this study, an in situ technique for high-precision determination of Ni stable isotope ratios by femtosecond-laser ablation-multicollector-ICP-MS (fs-LA-MC-ICP-MS) was developed.
Depth profile analysis of rare earth elements in corroded steels by pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry
Depth profiling with PP-TOFMS of REEs (as substitutes of radioactive elements) in studies of stainless steel corrosion and contaminant uptake.
Characterization of extreme ultraviolet laser ablation mass spectrometry for actinide trace analysis and nanoscale isotopic imaging
We characterize EUV TOF for trace analysis using NIST glasses and demonstrate nanoscale imaging on uranium oxide particles.
At-line monitoring of continuous casting sequences of steel using discriminant function analysis and dual-pulse laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Among the several controlling routines utilized in the steelmaking process, analytical operations during continuous casting are especially demanding due to the extreme environment of steel plants and the crude conditions of the steel surface at the exit of the casting system.
Antimony speciation in spirits stored in PET bottles: identification of a novel antimony complex
Speciation analysis by LC-ICP-MS detected an unknown Sb complex in raki samples. Its structure was investigated by using LC with high resolution mass spectrometry. The analysis gave evidence for an acetaldehyde–bisulphite pyruvate Sb complex with the formula: C7H14O12S2Sb.
Parametric evaluation of ambient desorption optical emission spectroscopy utilizing a liquid sampling-atmospheric pressure glow discharge microplasma
The operational parameters of the AD-LS-APGD-OES microplasma have been evaluated in terms of understanding their roles in analyte response.
High precision osmium stable isotope measurements by double spike MC-ICP-MS and N-TIMS
We present a method for precise determination of stable osmium isotope compositions by MC-ICP-MS and N-TIMS using a double spike.
Characterization of a new ICP-TOFMS instrument with continuous and discrete introduction of solutions
In this work, we evaluate the capabilities of a new commercially available inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-TOFMS) instrument, the icpTOF, for analysis of liquid samples with continuous and discrete sample-introduction systems.
Superior spatial resolution in confocal X-ray techniques using collimating channel array optics: elemental mapping and speciation in archaeological human bone
A novel X-ray collimating optic enables improved spatial resolution in confocal X-ray fluorescence imaging and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.
Rapid high-resolution U–Pb LA-Q-ICPMS age mapping of zircon
206Pb–238U LA-ICPMS image map of a complex, polyphase zircon produced using 7 micron rasters.
Development and validation of a new method for the precise and accurate determination of trace elements in silicon by ICP-OES in high silicon matrices
A ready-to-use method for the precise and fast determination of impurities in silicon is presented.
Accurate high throughput quantification of selenium in biological samples – the potential of combining isotope dilution ICP-tandem mass spectrometry with flow injection
Different strategies for the analysis of selenium in human serum were validated by tandem ICP-MS and isotope dilution.
Combined 1D, 2D and 3D micro-XRF techniques for the analysis of illuminated manuscripts
The combination of several micro-XRF analysis modes is presented for the 3D investigation of an illuminated parchment manuscript.
Angular resolution dependency in 2D LA-ICP-MS mapping – the case for low-dispersion laser ablation cells
In LA-ICP-MS imaging mostly lateral resolution is considered, but this work will show that linear artifacts with an angular aspect to the line scan direction may have a different spatial resolution, depending on the blur introduced by LA sampling and aerosol washout/transfer.
Arsenic containing medium and long chain fatty acids in marine fish oil identified as degradation products using reversed-phase HPLC-ICP-MS/ESI-MS
This study describes the identification and quantification of five new arsenolipids present in raw marine fish oil extracted mainly from Peruvian anchoveta (Engraulis ringens).
System optimization for determination of cobalt in biological samples by ICP-OES using photochemical vapor generation
An optimized photochemical vapor generation (PVG) approach for efficient synthesis of volatile cobalt species is described.
Br isotope determination via the monitoring of CaBr transitions using high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace molecular absorption spectrometry. Potential for direct determination of Br in solid samples using isotope dilution
This article demonstrates the potential of HR CS GFMAS for providing Br isotopic information, and the benefits of ID for solid sampling.
Determination of radiogenic silicon and its isotopes in neutron irradiated aluminum alloys by ICP-MS
Aluminum alloy is frequently used as component material in research nuclear reactors.
High-precision zircon U/Pb geochronology by ID-TIMS using new 1013 ohm resistors
Accessory mineral U–Pb geochronology by isotope dilution thermal ionization mass spectrometry (ID-TIMS) requires precise and accurate determinations of parent–daughter isotope ratios.
Particle transport through an inductively coupled plasma torch: elemental droplet evaporation
The transport of copper droplets which are injected “on” or “off” axis is computationally studied.
Glow discharge optical emission spectrometry elemental mapping with restrictive anode array masks
Restrictive anode array masks are shown to allow large-diameter surface GDOES elemental mapping with improved homogeneity compared to typical approach.
Precise analysis of calcium stable isotope variations in biological apatites using laser ablation MC-ICPMS
First method for in situ Ca isotope ratio analysis in bioapatites, allowing quasi non-destructive exploration of tooth enamel isotopic variations.
Pb isotope analysis of ng size samples by TIMS equipped with a 1013 Ω resistor using a 207Pb–204Pb double spike
The use of a 1013 Ω amplifier to increase the 204Pb signal enables high-precision, double spike Pb isotope data to be obtained for ng-size Pb samples.
On-line pseudo-stationary magnetic solid-phase extraction using magnetic cation exchange microparticles and its application to the determination of strontium
An on-line magnetic solid-phase extraction system was developed for Sr determination.
Technical note: Characterization of gold coated ceramics by radiofrequency pulsed glow discharge – time of flight mass spectrometry
Depth profile characterization of 6 mm thick industrial ceramics with a golden decorative layer is achieved by PP-TOFMS.
High-precision in situ analysis of Pb isotopes in glasses using 1013 Ω resistor high gain amplifiers with ultraviolet femtosecond laser ablation multiple Faraday collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
The use of 1013 Ω amplifiers enabled high precision Pb isotope analysis in situ using UV femtosecond MFC-ICPMS.
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This themed collection features articles published in JAAS marked as HOT by the handling editor or as recommended by referees. Congratulations to all the authors whose articles are featured.