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October 2014 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Techniques & Tools

A Level Playing Field?

| Rich Whitworth

Last year, we berated ourselves for the disappointing show of women in our Top 100 Power List (a measly eight percent). So, how did we do in our Top 40 Under 40?

Fields & Applications Clinical

Antipodean Analytical Adventure

| Rich Whitworth

Inspired by the individuals on The Power List? Jump-start your post-graduate career at a new Australian center focused on portable analysis

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Bloodstain Spectrums

| Stephanie Vine

How to put instant blood identification and age estimation into the hands of forensic investigators

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Reconstructing the King’s Tale

| Stephanie Vine

Multi-isotope analysis uncovers the life story of King Richard III – and, for the first time, links wine intake to oxygen isotope composition

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Non-invasive Prostate Cancer Screening

| Stephanie Vine

Can SERS accurately detect the early stages of the most common male cancer?

Fields & Applications Micro/Nano-scale

Biomimetic Micropump

| Stephanie Vine

Could a new acoustic micropump inspired by the legs of swimmers open doors for microfluidics?

Fields & Applications Preparative/Process Chromatography

The Art of Analysis, Reprised

| Anne Francois Aubry

“During human progress, every science is evolved out of its corresponding art,” wrote Herbert Spencer in 1861. So, is analytical chemistry truly as much an art form as a science?

Techniques & Tools Technology

Recognizing Research in Industry

| Martin Gilar

There are more researchers working in industry than in academic facilities – and, in many ways, they are shaping the future more profoundly than their academic colleagues. It’s time to push them into the limelight.

Techniques & Tools Technology

Late to the Flipping Party

| Olaf de Groot

Christopher Harrison described the flipped classroom as an inevitable evolution in teaching. And he’s right – but why has it taken so long for university lecturers to catch on?

Techniques & Tools Food, Beverage & Agriculture

A Recipe for Disaster?

| Bert Pöpping

Incorrect labeling of foods – sometimes a result of inappropriate or incorrect analysis – can cause needless suffering for people with food allergies. We analytical scientists must step up and change the landscape of food allergen analysis.

Techniques & Tools Data Analysis

Why We Need the Theory of Sampling

| Kim H. Esbensen, Claas Wagner

Without representative sampling, measurement uncertainty is compromised. Here, we present the current Theory of Sampling versus Measurement Uncertainty debate.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Our Unholy Alliance

| Lee DesRosiers

Science and business: tenacious partners in a shaky marriage or eternally bound nonidentical twins?

Techniques & Tools Technology

The ‘Noble’ Undertaking of Helium Conservation

| Ed McCauley

Is it possible for a cylinder of helium to last years, rather than months? When using a novel split-splitless injection port for gas chromatographs, the simple answer is “yes.” Here, I present the more technical answer.

Techniques & Tools Micro/Nano-scale

The (American) Irish Dream

| Apryll Stalcup

Sitting Down With… Apryll Stalcup, Director of the Irish Separation Science Cluster, Dublin City University, Ireland.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Understanding Graphene

| Sponsored by Ocean Optics

Raman analysis of graphene on silicon dioxide wafers

Fields & Applications Environmental

Determination of Anions with Suppressed Conductivity Detection

| Sponsored by Knauer

Determination of the common anions, such as bromide, chloride, fluoride, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, and sulfate, is often needed in water analytics.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Tea With Emily Hilder

| Emily Hilder, Rich Whitworth

Our second series comes from sunny Salzburg and features Power List regular, Emily Hilder.

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

Tea With Pat Sandra

| Pat Sandra, Rich Whitworth

Rich invites Pat to chat about the prestigious Pregl Medal and more at ISC2014 in Salzburg

Techniques & Tools Sample Preparation

GPC Characterization of Nylon using Formic Acid for Reduced Cost per Analysis

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

GPC/SEC can be used to characterize commodity or bulk manufactured polymers. Here we describe how the use of formic acid instead of hexafluoroisopropanol (HFIP) as the dissolution solvent and/or mobile phase can lead to improvements in both cost per analysis and health and safety. 

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