X-ray fluorescence spectrometry could be a good analytical tool for trace metal analysis of vegetation samples as an alternative to classical destructive methods, given that it provides accuracy and precision fulfilling the requirements for environmental studies.
Raman spectroscopy was used to study the condition of the Victory sail. Molecular spectroscopic analysis of the sail fibres was needed to simulate the aged, degraded material, thereby effecting a better compatibility between the old and replacement materials which would assist in the preservation of this ancient, historic marine textile.
The University of Leicester began an investigation to determine whether useful information on PAN (Peroxyacetyl nitrate) could be obtained from MIPAS data using the MSF absorption cross-sections.
This article focusses on the application of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a potential substitute to the sensory evaluation of tea quality.
The authors show how the use of SIAM method (Species Identification of Animals MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry) is a fast and reliable tool for recognising the origin of mammalian species.
The aim of this study is to compare two of the most applied digestion methods for heavy metals determination in calcareous soils, evaluating the most effective and useful digestion method to be applied to agricultural soils devoted to growing vegetable crops in the Valencian Mediterranean region, a representative area of the European Mediterranean region.
The author looks at the origins and research at the Molecular Spectroscopy Facility (MSF) at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).
The authors report on an analytical technique based on the combination of attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy and modulation excitation (ME), which enables the investigation of the interactions leading to separation at the selectand—selector interface.
J.I. Baumbacha and M. Westhoffb
aISAS—Institute for Analytical Sciences, Department of Metabolomics, Bunsen-Kirchhoff-Straße 11, 44139 Dortmund, Germany
bLung Hospital Hemer, Theo-Funccius-Str. 1, 58675 Hemer, Germany
Jens Petter Wold
MATFORSK, Norwegian Food Research Institute, Osloveien 1, 1430 Ås, Norway
G. Langergraber,a J. van den Broeke,b,* W. Lettlb and A. Weingartnerb
aInstitute for Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Muthgasse 18, A-1190 Vienna, Austria. E-mail: [email protected]
As the first compact on-line instruments for use in the field have been on the market for several years, this article reviews their capabilities and applications.
Teresa Jeffries,a Craig Storeyb and Javier Fernandez-Suarezc
aDepartment of Mineralogy, The Natural History Museum, London, SW7 5BD, UK. E-mail: [email protected]
bDepartment of Earth Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, UK
cUniversidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, s/n - 28040, Madrid, Spain
Andrzej Kuczumow,a Dominique Genty,b Pierre Chevallier,c Jakub Nowak,a Marek Floreka and Anna Lincaa
aDepartment of Chemistry, Catholic University Lublin, 102 Al.Kras´nicka, 20-718 Lublin, Poland
bLaboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, LSCE UMR CEA/CNRS 1572, Bât. 701, L’Orme des Merisiers, CEA Saclay, 91 191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
cLURE, Campus Universitaire Paris-Sud, Bât. 209D, 91898 Orsay Cedex, France
Gerard Downey,a* J. Daniel Kellya and Cristina Petisco Rodriguezb
aTeagasc, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland. E-mail: [email protected]
b Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología, CSIC, Apdo 257, 37071 Salamanca, Spain
An introduction to Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), and examples of its use for remote applications.