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November 2014 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications

Historical Perspective

| Rich Whitworth

“Achieving greatness in the face of adversity” – what does it really mean?

Techniques & Tools Sensors

Smart Spectral Citizen Science

| Stephanie Vine

How can a network of citizens and smartphones measure atmospheric particles?

Techniques & Tools Clinical

Fighting Ebola

| Stephanie Vine

Technology gets an update to help combat the spread of the deadly disease

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Alcoholic and Nutritious?

| Stephanie Vine

Analysis of pottery shards from Teotihuacan reveals ancient alcohol experimentation

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Blowhole Breathalyzer

| Stephanie Vine

Could bottlenose dolphin breath analysis help with conservation efforts?

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Remembering Georges Guiochon

| Pat Sandra, Barry Karger, Peter Schoenmakers, Attila Felinger, Wolfgang Lindner

“One of the giants of separation science,” Georges Guiochon (1931–2014) will certainly be missed. Equally certainly, he will continue to inspire and educate future generations. Here, seven friends, colleagues and collaborators remember Georges with great fondness.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

The Coffee-ring Effect

| Bob Blackledge

A single photo got me thinking about sample preparation for mass spectrometry – that’s the real beauty of art.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Inspiring the New Generation

| Victoria Samanidou

Is the successful marriage of education and research in the challenging era of the financial crisis a reality or utopia?

Fields & Applications Data Analysis

Sharing Data – and Knowledge

| Steve Thomas

How to use a knowledge repository that doesn’t retire or leave you for a competitor.

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

Three Gurus of Ion Chromatography

| Paul Haddad, Markus Läubli, Joachim Weiss

Ever since the innovation injection that was the “Manhattan Project”, ion chromatography has defied probability by exhibiting almost continuous evolution

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

Cutting ACROSS Separation Science

| Paul Haddad

I’ve been running analytical chemistry research groups with military precision for decades. Over that time, I’ve had the good fortune to work with the brightest minds in the field on the most rewarding and exciting projects.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

The Talent Trap

| George Scott

Hiring gifted new employees is tough enough, but how do you keep them within your organization once you’ve got them?

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

The First Lady of Chromatography

| Eva Smolkova-Keulemansova

Sitting Down With Eva Smolková-Keulemansová, Retired Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Charles University in Prague.

Fields & Applications Materials

Time Saving, High Resolution GPC/SEC Using Micro Columns and Optimized RI Detection

| Sponsored by PSS

As in HPLC before there is now a trend in GPC/SEC to separate low molar mass polymers and oligomers on columns filled with small particles.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Sampling of Spirits

| Sponsored by Ocean Optics

Spirit Sampling for counterfeit detection and brand authentication

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

Shifting the Landscape of Nanomaterial Measurement

| Chady Stephan, Madjid Hadioui, Kevin J. Wilkinson, Robert Thomas

Collaboration between the University of Montreal and PerkinElmer shows how the unique capability of single particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SP-ICP-MS) can be used to assess the environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials.

Fields & Applications Pharma & Biopharma

Demystifying 2D-LC

| Sponsored by Agilent Technologies

In early 2014, Agilent Technologies approached us with a clear objective: to show how simple and robust two-dimensional liquid chromatography has become.

Techniques & Tools Chemical

Tea With Jean-Pierre

| Rich Whitworth

Tea and electrochemistry with Jean-Pierre Chervet at ISC2014 in Salzburg.

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