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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Maximal magnetism: Single-atom limit

Scientists have shown for the first time the maximum theoretical limit on the energy required to control the magnetization of a single atom. The fundamental work could have implications for the future of research into magnetism and devices that utilize the phenomenon in technology.

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Going Beyond the Surface: Analytical Application of LIBS

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy has many unique attributes that simplify elemental analysis of materials. A chief advantage is eliminating time-consuming and destructive sample preparation steps required in most other bulk analysis methods. In this webinar we  cover, amongst other things. the fundamentals of LIBS instrumentation and sampling and analyzing surface layers and coatings.

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On the dot: Quantum reproducibility

David Bradley

Jul 15, 2014

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An international collaboration has developed a technique for creating quantum dots with identical, deterministic sizes as revealed by scanning tunnelling microscopy. The research could allow quantum dot architectures to be constructed with complete control allowing technologists to develop new nanophotonics and quantum information processing systems as well as enabling various fundamental scientific studies.

Six trace metals (Cd, Pb, Cr, Cu, Zn, and Mn) were analyzed in 43 representative tea products (18 green, 12 Oolong, and 13 black teas) from 7 main tea production provinces in China, using atomic absorption spectrophotometer, while two perfluorinated compounds were measured by HPLC-MS/MS.

I like coffee: I like teeth

David Bradley

Jun 15, 2014

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Atomic absorption spectroscopy has been used in a new study to analyse changing concentrations of calcium in tooth enamel as it responds to the antibacterial effects of strong coffee on oral microbes. The research suggests that while coffee may well be the downfall of those who wish to have a shiny, white smile, it could at least prevent coffee drinkers from losing their stained teeth.

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While even the best analytical techniques cannot rectify problems generated by sloppy sample preparation, this less "sexy" step between the point at which analytes are transferred from the sample matrix to a form suitable for analysis is often overlooked. Read a free chapter from "Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry " here.

See how you can determine the emission spectra of hydrogen and other elements with a diffraction grating, a meterstick, and a little trigonometry.

Professor Tony Mallet of the University of Greenwich presents an essay on elemental compositions from 'accurate mass' determinations.

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ChemSusChem is a top interdisciplinary journal for research at the interface of chemistry and sustainability. The journal features the best research on sustainability and energy by publishing contributions from chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, and biotechnology

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Diagnosing malaria from a single cell

Steve Down

Jul 31, 2014

The detection of malaria in single cells by combining focal plane array microscope with a synchrotron light source heralds the introduction of a technique which could become the gold standard for malaria diagnosis in the future, according to its inventors.

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Pittcon 2014 Editors' Gold Award – Texas Instruments

Date: Mar 10, 2014

Eileen Skelly Frame talks with this year's Pittcon Editors' Award Gold winners, Texas Instruments, about their DLP NIR scan technology.

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