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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.

Graphical abstract: SIMS imaging in neurobiology and cell biology
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Tutorial Review

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).

Graphical abstract: Coal analysis by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy: a tutorial review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: The contribution of chemical vapor generation coupled with atomic or mass spectrometry to the comprehension of the chemistry of aqueous boranes
From the themed collection: JAAS Recent HOT articles
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: A unified approach to mechanistic aspects of photochemical vapor generation
From the themed collection: Community Leaders: Alfredo Sanz-Medel
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: ICP-MS for the analysis at the nanoscale – a tutorial review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Photochemical vapor generation: a radical approach to analyte introduction for atomic spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Current trends in atomic mass spectrometry for the speciation and imaging of metal-based nanomaterials
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Tutorial Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Overcoming spectral overlap via inductively coupled plasma-tandem mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS). A tutorial review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Application of ICP-MS to the development of metal-based drugs and diagnostic agents: where do we stand?
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Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Biological explorations with nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Modern chemical and photochemical vapor generators for use in optical emission and mass spectrometry
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Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in cultural heritage and archaeology: a critical review
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Quo vadis high-resolution continuum source atomic/molecular absorption spectrometry?
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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).

Graphical abstract: A critical review on isotopic fractionation correction methods for accurate isotope amount ratio measurements by MC-ICP-MS
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Open Access Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: U–Th–Pb geochronology and simultaneous analysis of multiple isotope systems in geological samples by LA-MC-ICP-MS
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Open Access Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: LIBS analyses for industrial applications – an overview of developments from 2014 to 2018
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
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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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in LIBS and XRF for the analysis of plants
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: The role of mass spectrometry in radioactive contamination assessment after the Fukushima nuclear accident
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Advances in discharge-based microplasmas for the analysis of trace species by atomic spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in the analysis of non-traditional stable isotopes by multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Elemental analysis of lithium ion batteries
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Advances in ICP-MS-based techniques for trace elements and their species analysis in cells
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Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Microwave-assisted digestion methods: towards greener approaches for plasma-based analytical techniques
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Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry
From the themed collection: Recent Review Articles
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Femtosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma source mass spectrometry for elemental and isotopic analysis: are ultrafast lasers worthwhile?
From the themed collection: JAAS Recent HOT articles
Critical Review

Depth profile analysis with glow discharge spectrometry

Glow discharge spectrometry shows excellent capabilities for fast compositional depth profiling of modern and challenging materials.

Graphical abstract: Depth profile analysis with glow discharge spectrometry
Critical Review

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.

Graphical abstract: Recent applications of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for biological sample analysis: a follow-up review
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