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March 2015 Issue of The Analytical Scientist

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Articles featured in this issue

Fields & Applications

Questioning Our Values

| Rich Whitworth

Sometimes it’s good to stop and think about what is truly important and whether we need to refocus – or redouble – our efforts.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Viral Code Breaker

| Stephanie Vine

Spectroscopy lights the path to preventing virus deployment

Techniques & Tools Technology

Bad Breathalyzer

| Stephanie Vine

A start-up company delivers breath analysis technology to an eager consumer market

Techniques & Tools Mass Spectrometry

The Lego-lytical Scientist

| Stephanie Vine

Plastic spectrometers help students understand instrumental limitations

Techniques & Tools Technology

Spectrometry Take Flight

| Stephanie Vine

Aerial drones already aid in sample collection. Is in-situ water analysis next?

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

NMR: New Meat Research

| Stephanie Vine

Can triglyceride fingerprinting and NMR help find adulterated meat?

Techniques & Tools Data Analysis

Ruining Science by Writing it Up

| Thomas Annesley

How to maximize your chances of success when preparing manuscripts for publication.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

What’s in the Surprise Gift Box?

| Lothar Brecker

Structure elucidation of small organic molecules requires a concerted analysis using several techniques.

Techniques & Tools

Moving Lab Safety Higher Up the Agenda

| Kimberly Moser

The death of a University of California staff research assistant back in 2008 put safety concerns on the agenda. Where are we now?

Fields & Applications Genomics & DNA Analysis

What Do You Want ‘Now’?

| Andrew Dix

Safer than radioactive labelling, fluorescence detection offers workflow streamlining and quicker results.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

A Briefcase Full of NMR

| Iestyn Armstrong-Smith

One half of The Blues Brothers, shares the story behind the innovative technology that is enabling scientists to perform spectroscopic analyses in minutes instead of hours or even days.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

Never too Young to Learn

| Claire Doyle

More than 15,000 UK school students have been given the opportunity to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience thanks to The Royal Society of Chemistry’s Spectroscopy in a Suitcase (SIAS) scheme.

Techniques & Tools Liquid Chromatography

The Cream of Chromatography

| Xiaoying Geng, Fuling Li, and Qi Wang

We started with a simple question: who’s leading the way in chromatography? Here, we present our findings from a publication and citation analysis of international institutions represented in The Analytical Scientist’s 2013 Power List.

Techniques & Tools

We Don't Need No Education?

| Frank van Geel

Teachers of the analytical sciences have a hard job. Lesson preparation time is limited – and, if the teacher’s own educational background is lacking, he or she could struggle to deliver what students really need.

Techniques & Tools

Molding a New Type of Student

| Peter Schoenmakers

In 2008, COAST (which stands for Comprehensive Analytical Science and Technology) was formed to address three major concerns in analytical science

Techniques & Tools

Hot Analytical Thinking

| Janina Kneipp and Katharina Schultens

Analytical sciences are at the core of many fundamental and applied scientific problems and innovations. Did you know that one out of every two chemists working in industry is working in analytical sciences?

Fields & Applications Mass Spectrometry

The Challenge of China

| Fadia AlKhalil

As the world’s most populous country and the second largest global economy, the potential for growth is significant. But how does an analytical services company break into China?

Techniques & Tools Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Five Star Separation Science

| Rich Whitworth

Research Center and Deputy Director of the Key Laboratory of Separation Science for Analytical Chemistry, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, China.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

An introduction to OMNISEC RESOLVE

This technical note describes the features and benefits of OMNISEC RESOLVE. It also includes a discussion of the value of OMNISEC as a complete system as opposed to upgrading an existing conventional system to advanced detection.

Fields & Applications Spectroscopy

An introduction to OMNISEC REVEAL

This technical note describes the system and explains how OMNISEC sets a new standard in molecular characterization.

Techniques & Tools Spectroscopy

Structure-molecular weight relationships of synthetic polymers

| Sponsored by Malvern Panalytical

In this application note, the structural distribution of some common polymers are compared using the Mark-Houwink plot. The data are all generated using the advanced OMNISEC multi-detector GPC/SEC system

Fields & Applications Sample Preparation

Characterizing Opthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs) using a rotational rheometer

This application note discusses the methodology and results for the rheological characterization of Opthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs) according to the International Standard ISO15798:2013

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