Themed collection Recent Review Articles
SIMS imaging in neurobiology and cell biology
Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS) has been increasingly recognized as a powerful technique for visualizing molecular architectures in the fields of neurobiology and cell biology.
Coal analysis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a tutorial review
This review article forms a guideline for LIBS contribution in coal analysis, encompassing fundamental aspects, operation modes, data processing, and analytical results. LIBS applications related to coal utilization are also highlighted (fly ash analysis and combustion monitoring).
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.
A unified approach to mechanistic aspects of photochemical vapor generation
A general model of redox reactions for PVG is proposed, driven by reducing radicals (e(aq)−, H˙, R˙ and CO2˙−) arising from concurrent VUV photolysis of carboxylic acids to yield the nascent elemental species which are subsequently attacked by H˙, H3C˙, H+ and CO to yield volatile products.
ICP-MS for the analysis at the nanoscale – a tutorial review
The scope of this tutorial review is (i) to provide an overview on ICP-MS based techniques for the analysis of ENPs and natural nanoparticles/colloids by (a) “stand alone” ICP-MS and (b) hyphenated techniques; (ii) highlighting the benefits and pitfalls of each technique as well as providing practical advice regarding method development; (iii) illustrating the possibilities and limitations of each technique by practical applications from the recent literature.
Photochemical vapor generation: a radical approach to analyte introduction for atomic spectrometry
A tutorial review of photochemical vapor generation for enhanced sample introduction with analytical atomic spectrometry is presented, covering experimental hardware, reaction mechanisms, products, interferences and future outlook.
Current trends in atomic mass spectrometry for the speciation and imaging of metal-based nanomaterials
With the rapid development and growing number of applications of metal-based nanomaterials (metal-based NMs), it is of vital importance to evaluate their impact on both environmental and biological systems.
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.
Application of ICP-MS to the development of metal-based drugs and diagnostic agents: where do we stand?
Recent advances of ICP-MS in the field of metallodrug research are codified and critically assessed.
Biological explorations with nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry
Investigation of biological processes at the single cell or subcellular level with methods such as NanoSIMS is critical in order to better understand heterogeneous cell populations.
Modern chemical and photochemical vapor generators for use in optical emission and mass spectrometry
The growing interest in chemical and photochemical generation techniques results from a number of advantages for analysis, including high transport efficiency of the analyte into atomization/excitation/ionization sources and efficient matrix separation, often leading to a reduction in interference and improvement of limits of detection.
Applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in cultural heritage and archaeology: a critical review
In this paper, we present a critical review on the applications of the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) technique in cultural heritage and archaeology.
Quo vadis high-resolution continuum source atomic/molecular absorption spectrometry?
After more than a decade since its commercial introduction, high-resolution continuum source atomic/molecular absorption spectrometry may be facing a mid-life crisis.
A critical review on isotopic fractionation correction methods for accurate isotope amount ratio measurements by MC-ICP-MS
Proper correction of mass-dependent and mass-independent isotopic fractionation is crucial to obtain accurate isotope amount ratios by multicollector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS).
U–Th–Pb geochronology and simultaneous analysis of multiple isotope systems in geological samples by LA-MC-ICP-MS
This is a critical review that: (i) provides an overview of LA-MC-ICP-MS dating techniques; (ii) highlights the benefits of using ICs and summarizes recent improvements in ultra-high spatial resolution dating; (iii) summarizes the range of minerals utilized for LA-MC-ICP-MS geochronology and LASS.
LIBS analyses for industrial applications – an overview of developments from 2014 to 2018
Measuring distances in the range between a few centimetres and a few metres are of special interest for automated industrial LIBS applications.
Recent advances in LIBS and XRF for the analysis of plants
Review of recent developments in quantitative analysis and microchemical imaging of plants by LIBS and XRF.
The role of mass spectrometry in radioactive contamination assessment after the Fukushima nuclear accident
The Fukushima nuclear accident caused the release of large amounts of radionuclides into the environment.
Advances in discharge-based microplasmas for the analysis of trace species by atomic spectrometry
Discharge-based microplasmas for the analysis of trace species by atomic spectrometry are described, with emphasis on four typical applications.
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.
Elemental analysis of lithium ion batteries
Being successfully introduced into the market only 25 years ago, lithium ion batteries are already state-of-the-art power sources for portable electronic devices and the most promising candidate for energy storage in large-size batteries. Therefore, elemental analysis of lithium ion batteries (lithium ion batteries), their components and decomposition products is a fast growing topic in the literature.
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.
Microwave-assisted digestion methods: towards greener approaches for plasma-based analytical techniques
With the development of new materials and recent requirements of green chemistry, digestion remains a challenging step in many analytical procedures.
Recent advances in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
Review of recent developments in instrumentation, calibration strategies, and method development and applications of ICP OES for trace element analysis.
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.
Depth profile analysis with glow discharge spectrometry
Glow discharge spectrometry shows excellent capabilities for fast compositional depth profiling of modern and challenging materials.
Recent applications of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for biological sample analysis: a follow-up review
Information provided by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in the analysis of biological tissues is expanding.
About this collection
This themed collection features recent review articles published in JAAS.