Patrick Lavery is an Editor for the MJH Life Sciences brands LCGC and Spectroscopy, and their respective websites, chromatographyonline.com and spectroscopyonline.com. He previously spent nearly a decade as a news anchor, reporter, and producer at New Jersey 101.5 FM.
The method of analysis described by these researchers had the advantages of being in-line and in real time, compared to more traditional approaches such as high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Fragments of amber beads examined in 2019 showed a Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectrum consistent with Baltic amber, or succinite, suggesting the artifacts came from the Baltic or North Sea regions.
Researchers say the developed methodology, which reconciles the different intensities of neutral and singly-ionized argon species, may be further refined and applied to optical emission spectroscopy (OES) of other rare gas plasma.
Author Jean-Pierre P. de Vera talks to Spectroscopy magazine about his study in which seven biomolecules were exposed to a simulated Martian environment outside the International Space Station (ISS) for a period of approximately 15 months.
LCGC and Spectroscopy magazines recently welcomed Caroline Hroncich to lead their joint editorial staff in print and online. In this interview, Hroncich talks with editor Patrick Lavery about her experience and what readers can expect for the future.