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The X-ray spectrometry channel covers all aspects of research into techniques using X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and crystallography used in material science, protein analysis, art and archaeology research, environmental analysis, biotechnology and pharmaceutical analysis. 

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Last Month's Most Accessed Feature: Crystal reality check: Wonder stuff

It is well over a decade since materials scientists started to investigate so-called topological insulators. They are yet to live up to the hype and now researchers in the Netherlands think they know why.

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2017 Free Sample Issues of Key Analytical Science Journals

The 2017 free sample issues of all our Analytical Chemistry journals are now available!

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Cool microscopy: Nobel chemistry

David Bradley

Oct 15, 2017

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The development of cryo-electron microscopy has led to this year's Nobel Prize for Chemistry been awarded to Jacques Dubochet of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, Joachim Frank of Columbia University, New York, USA, and Richard Henderson of the Medical research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC-LMB) in Cambridge, UK.

A feasibility study investigating the use of total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis for the quantification of elements in directly collected aerosol samples is described.

X-ray scattering studies have been used to show how the previously immutable Coloumb's law that says electrical charges attract might be broken. The discovery could pave way the way to a new type of battery, new water treatment technology, and alternative energy supply.

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Selected key technologies of the analytical science industry are discussed by Steve Down with reference to burgeoning application areas and the scope for future improvements.

We are proud to announce a new series of educational webinars run in collaboration with Chromedia, COAST, and SciMind, a product of the American Chemical Society. These webinars will build into a must-have set of tutorial materials for the analytical scientist.

In this article, the late Ron Jenkins, formerly of the International Center for Diffraction Data provides a brief but comprehensive overview of modern X-ray techniques.

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X-Ray Spectrometry is devoted to the rapid publication of papers dealing with the theory and application of x-ray spectrometry using electron, x-ray photon, proton, γ and γ-x sources.

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