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Themed collection SIMS for Biological Applications

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Editorial

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Biological Applications

Dirk Schaumlöffel introduces the JAAS themed collection on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Biological Applications.

Graphical abstract: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Biological Applications
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Tutorial Review

A concise tutorial review of TOF-SIMS based molecular and cellular imaging

This concise tutorial review provides a description of the current state of the art in the application of time-of flight based secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) in the field of molecular and cellular imaging.

Graphical abstract: A concise tutorial review of TOF-SIMS based molecular and cellular imaging
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Open Access Tutorial Review

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
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
Open Access Communication

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.

Graphical abstract: Fluorinated nanobodies for targeted molecular imaging of biological samples using nanoscale secondary ion mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Paper

Why is NanoSIMS elemental imaging of arsenic in seaweed (Laminaria digitata) important for understanding of arsenic biochemistry in addition to speciation information?

Brown seaweed such as Laminaria digitata is known to accumulate arsenic at a concentration of more than 100 mg kg−1.

Graphical abstract: Why is NanoSIMS elemental imaging of arsenic in seaweed (Laminaria digitata) important for understanding of arsenic biochemistry in addition to speciation information?
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Paper

Correlative microscopy of freeze-dried cells and studies on intracellular calcium stores with imaging secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)

Secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)-based imaging techniques have become effective tools for studies of elements and molecules in biological samples.

Graphical abstract: Correlative microscopy of freeze-dried cells and studies on intracellular calcium stores with imaging secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS)
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Open Access Paper

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.

Graphical abstract: Mass spectrometry imaging as a novel approach to measure hippocampal zinc
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Open Access Paper

Identification of nanoparticles and their localization in algal biofilm by 3D-imaging secondary ion mass spectrometry

ToF-SIMS boundaries were pushed to enhance lateral resolution and mass resolving power for chemical imaging of nanoparticles in biological systems.

Graphical abstract: Identification of nanoparticles and their localization in algal biofilm by 3D-imaging secondary ion mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
Paper

Three dimensional secondary ion mass spectrometry imaging (3D-SIMS) of Aedes aegypti ovarian follicles

The mobilization of nutrient reserves into the ovaries of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes after sugar-feeding plays a vital role in the female's reproductive maturation.

Graphical abstract: Three dimensional secondary ion mass spectrometry imaging (3D-SIMS) of Aedes aegypti ovarian follicles
From the themed collection: SIMS for Biological Applications
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About this collection

This is a collection of papers consisting of invited contributions dedicated to SIMS for biological applications. The purpose of this collection is to highlight the most outstanding work in the area of SIMS, and also to provide some insight into the newly emerging work in this exciting area of research. Guest Edited by Dirk Schaumlöffel. New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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