Author | Laura Bush

Articles

Gary M. Hieftje’s Legacy: Fifty Years of Scientific Contributions

December 01, 2019

Spectroscopy

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A famous and admired professor of analytical chemistry, Gary M. Hieftje, is officially retiring. He has been a prominent faculty member at Indiana University for 50 years, and a beloved mentor, colleague, and friend to many. In this special feature, we take a look at his many contributions, and his broad impact on the field.

Applying EDXRF to Agricultural Analysis

November 01, 2019

Special Issues

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EDXRF offers potential advantages over ICP-OES for elemental analysis in agriculture. Karen Daly and Anna Fenelon of the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland spoke to us about their work investigating agricultural applications of this technique.

Studying Gallstones and Kidney Stones with WDXRF

November 01, 2019

Special Issues

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The accumulation of heavy and toxic elements in gallstones and kidney stones can be studied using WDXRF spectroscopy. Here, Vivek K. Singh of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in India talks about his work using this technique to understand the formation and content of these stones in the body.

Detection and Identification of Individual Nanoparticles Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

July 01, 2019

Spectroscopy

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Javier Laserna has developed a technique for analyzing the composition of individual nanoparticles that is capable of detecting nanoparticles as the attogram level, by combining LIBS with optical trapping.