Contributors to the Young Analytical Scientists themed issue
Young analytical scientists 2014
Carsten Engelhard introduces the 2014 Young Analytical Scientists themed issue.
Current developments in clinical sample preconcentration prior to elemental analysis by atomic spectrometry: a comprehensive literature review
Sample preconcentration is important for metal analysis in complex clinical matrices due to the low concentration of analytes and high salt content.
DOTA based metal labels for protein quantification: a review
This review addresses the quantification of proteins using lanthanide chelate complexes and ICP-MS.
New perspectives in the surface analysis of energy materials by combined time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) and high sensitivity low-energy ion scattering (HS-LEIS)
Advanced ion beam techniques are applied for the outermost and near-surface characterisation of materials for energy storage and conversion.
Determination of radioactive cesium isotope ratios by triple quadrupole ICP-MS and its application to rainwater following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
A method was developed for the determination of 134Cs/137Cs and 135Cs/137Cs in rainwater samples using a triple quadrupole ICP-MS, with the objective of investigating radioactive cesium isotopic ratios released by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) accident.
Time-resolved mass-spectral characterization of ion formation from a low-frequency, low-temperature plasma probe ambient ionization source
Time-resolved mass spectrometry to characterize the temporal reagent-ion distribution from a low-frequency LTP probe.
The effect of carrier gas humidity on the vaporization of laser-produced aerosols in inductively coupled plasmas
The influence the carrier gas humidity has on the vaporization of laser-produced aerosols in inductively coupled plasmas is reported.
Determination of toxic elements in tricyclic active pharmaceutical ingredients by ICP-MS: a critical study of digestion methods
The determination of As, Cd, Hg and Pb in tricyclic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is performed by ICP-MS after digestion by both combustion and wet digestion methods.
Ultrafast laser ablation ICP-MS: role of spot size, laser fluence, and repetition rate in signal intensity and elemental fractionation
A systematic study on the role of spot size, fluence and repetition rate in signal intensity and fractionation effects in ultrafast LA-ICP-MS.
Determination of trace elements in raw material for polyurethane production using direct sampling graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry
A simple and fast method for the determination of Fe, Mg, Mn and Na by DS-GFAAS in diphenylmethane dianiline samples used as raw material in the polyurethanes industry.
Evaluation of a digestion procedure based on the use of diluted nitric acid solutions and H2O2 for the multielement determination of whole milk powder and bovine liver by ICP-based techniques
The use of diluted HNO3 combined with H2O2 for microwave assisted wet digestion allowed for metal determination with minimized matrix effects and low blank values.
Occurrence of gas flow rotational motion inside the ICP torch: a computational and experimental study
This paper explains how to modify the rotational motion of the gas flow inside the ICP torch.
Image denoising techniques applied to glow discharge optical emission spectroscopy elemental mapping
Implementation of image denoising algorithms are shown to improve the spatial resolution in 3D GDOES elemental mapping.
Evaluation of electrothermal vaporization as a sample introduction technique for the determination of trace elements in biological samples by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, following dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction
This work describes the method development process involved in the determination of Ag, Cd, Cu and Pb in biological samples by ETV-ICP-MS following extraction of the analytes into chloroform by DLLME.
A novel approach to high pressure flow digestion
By using a novel high pressure (40 bar) flow digestion system food and biological samples can be digested completely automatic.
Diffusion- and velocity-driven spatial separation of analytes from single droplets entering an ICP off-axis
This paper describes a fractionation effect within ICPs that leads to spatial/temporal separation of elements originating from a single droplet.
Analytical method for total chromium and nickel in urine using an inductively coupled plasma-universal cell technology-mass spectrometer (ICP-UCT-MS) in kinetic energy discrimination (KED) mode
A method for determining total chromium and nickel content in urine using a quadrupole based ICP-MS method is evaluated and validated.
Copper and antimony isotopic analysis via multi-collector ICP-mass spectrometry for provenancing ancient glass
Isotopic analysis of Cu and Sb has been performed on glasses from 14th century BC up to 6th century AD from different locations with the aim of investigating raw material sources used for glass production in antiquity.
Fraction-related quantification of
silver nanoparticlesvia on-line species-unspecific post-channel isotope dilution in combination with asymmetric flow- field-flow fractionation (AF4)/sector field ICP-mass spectrometry ( ICP-SF-MS)
An approach for quantifying silver nanoparticle fractions after asymmetric flow-field-flow fractionation separation relying on on-line isotope dilution ICP-MS is presented.
Quantification of nickel, vanadium and manganese in petroleum products and biofuels through
inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry equipped with a high temperature single pass spray chamber
Heated Torch Integrated Sample Introduction System-segmented flow injection allows eliminating interferences in the determination of metals through ICP-MS.
Detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen using streptavidin–biotin and gold nanoparticles based immunoassay by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
A sensitive assay for detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen by ICP-MS was developed using a streptavidin–biotin system and Au nanoparticles based immunoassay.
In-atomizer atom trapping on gold nanoparticles for sensitive determination of mercury by flow injection cold vapor generation atomic absorption spectrometry
A gold nanoparticles based in-atomizer atom trapping method was developed for the accurate determination of mercury at low μg L−1 levels.
About this collection
Highlighting the work of outstanding young scientists in atomic spectrometry and related areas. Authors are either outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers in their first industrial appointment or young analytical faculty. Each author was nominated by worldwide experts in the field including members of the Editorial Board and Advisory Board of JAAS . Guest Edited by Carsten Engelhard.