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  • Jun. 10, 2018

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    We are pleased to announce Most Cited Paper Award of Analytical Sciences 2017 [Link] and Best-Paper Award of Analytical Sciences 2017 [Link]Please visit the page to see the awarded articles and reviews.


    Volume 34, Number 6 was released on the Web.

    Nine Associate Editors have been newly appointed as members of the Editorial Board of Analytical Sciences. Their biographies are included in this issue. Professors Professors Kensuke Arai, Tsuyoshi Asahi, Fumitaka Esaka, Ryo Kato, Takuya Kubo, Hajime Mizuno, Osamu Shirai, Nobuaki Soh, and Yumi Yoshida have retired from the Editorial Board. We thank them for their long time service for the journal.

    Special Issue: Frontiers of Plasma Spectrochemistry in Analytical Chemistry The special issue features two Reviews, eight Originals, also five Notes. Also, there is one Rapid Communication. Three Hot Articles are highlighted.

    Review articles of this month

    • "Stable Isotope Composition of Metal Elements in Biological Samples as Tracers for Element Metabolism" by Yu-ki TANAKA and Takafumi HIRATA(p.645)
    • "Research Progress on Gas to Particle Conversion–Gas Exchange ICP-MS for Direct Analysis of Ultra-trace Metallic Compound Gas" by Masaki OHATA and Kohei NISHIGUCHI(p.657)

    Call for Papers Special Issue: "New Insights and Concepts of Biological Sciences Based on Cell and Biomolecule Analysis" is scheduled for publication in January 2019. See Call for Papers

    Cover illustration of this month"A Rapid and Precise Determination of Boron Isotope Ratio in Water and Carbonate Samples by Multiple Collector ICP-MS" by Masaharu TANIMIZU, Kazuya NAGAISHI, and Tsuyoshi ISHIKAWA (p.667). See larger image


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Hot Articles − Volume 34, Number 6 (2018)

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Evaluation of the Kinetic Property of Single-Molecule Junctions by Tunneling Current Measurements
Takanori HARASHIMA, Yusuke HASEGAWA, Manabu KIGUCHI, and Tomoaki NISHINO
Keywords: Single molecule, machine learning, scanning tunneling microscopy, hidden Markov model, molecular junction
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 639.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18C011

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A Rapid and Precise Determination of Boron Isotope Ratio in Water and Carbonate Samples by Multiple Collector ICP-MS
Masaharu TANIMIZU, Kazuya NAGAISHI, and Tsuyoshi ISHIKAWA
Keywords: Isotope ratio, boron, mass discrimination, memory effect, multiple collector ICP-MS
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 667.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP05

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Determination of Fluorine Chemical Structure in Slag by Thermal Hydrolysis He-MIP-OES
Michihiro AIMOTO, Shun-ichi HAYASHI, Kazuko YAMAMOTO, Masaki OHATA, and Yukio OKAMOTO
Keywords: Microwave induced He plasma (He-MIP), Okamoto cavity, optical emission spectrometry, thermal hydrolysis, fluorine compounds, slag
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 675.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP13


Table of Contents − Volume 34, Number 6 (2018)

Analytical Sciences Editorial Board Members: Biographies
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 637.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.biography1806

Rapid Communications

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Evaluation of the Kinetic Property of Single-Molecule Junctions by Tunneling Current Measurements
Takanori HARASHIMA, Yusuke HASEGAWA, Manabu KIGUCHI, and Tomoaki NISHINO
Keywords: Single molecule, machine learning, scanning tunneling microscopy, hidden Markov model, molecular junction
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 639.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18C011
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Special Issue: Frontiers of Plasma Spectrochemistry in Analytical Chemistry

Guest Editorial

“Frontiers of Plasma Spectrochemistry in Analytical Chemistry”
Koichi Chiba, Atsuko Shinohara, and Tomonari Umemura
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 643.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18GE006

Reviews

Stable Isotope Composition of Metal Elements in Biological Samples as Tracers for Element Metabolism
Yu-ki TANAKA and Takafumi HIRATA
Keywords: Isotope ratio, MC-ICPMS, metallomics, biomarker, essential elements
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 645.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBR02
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Research Progress on Gas to Particle Conversion–Gas Exchange ICP-MS for Direct Analysis of Ultra-trace Metallic Compound Gas
Masaki OHATA and Kohei NISHIGUCHI
Keywords: Gas to particle conversion device (GPD), gas exchange device (GED), inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), metallic compound gas, gaseous mercury (Hg), direct analysis, real-time monitoring
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 657.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBR01
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Original Papers

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A Rapid and Precise Determination of Boron Isotope Ratio in Water and Carbonate Samples by Multiple Collector ICP-MS
Masaharu TANIMIZU, Kazuya NAGAISHI, and Tsuyoshi ISHIKAWA
Keywords: Isotope ratio, boron, mass discrimination, memory effect, multiple collector ICP-MS
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 667.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP05
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Determination of Fluorine Chemical Structure in Slag by Thermal Hydrolysis He-MIP-OES
Michihiro AIMOTO, Shun-ichi HAYASHI, Kazuko YAMAMOTO, Masaki OHATA, and Yukio OKAMOTO
Keywords: Microwave induced He plasma (He-MIP), Okamoto cavity, optical emission spectrometry, thermal hydrolysis, fluorine compounds, slag
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 675.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP13
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Determination of Rubidium by ID-ICP-QMS/QMS with Fluoromethane as the Reaction Cell Gas to Separate Spectral Interference from Strontium
Yanbei ZHU, Kazumi NAKANO, and Yasuyuki SHIKAMORI
Keywords: ID-ICP-QMS/QMS, spectral interference, CH3F, reaction cell gas, Rb, Sr
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 681.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.17SBP01
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Determination of Inorganic Arsenic in Grape Products Using HPLC-ICP-MS
Tomohiro NARUKAWA, Takahiro IWAI, and Koichi CHIBA
Keywords: Arsenic speciation, inorganic arsenic, HPLC-ICP-MS, juice sample, grape products
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 687.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP02
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Quantitative Analysis of Major and Minor Elements in Lead-free Solder Chip by LA-ICP-MS
Koyo IDO, Hideyuki OBAYASHI, Yanbei ZHU, Takafumi HIRATA, Akiko HOKURA, Naoko NONOSE, and Kazumi INAGAKI
Keywords: LA-ICP-MS, fractionation, quantitative analysis, solder, matrix match
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 693.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP07
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Applications and Uncertainty Estimation of Single Level Standard Addition Method ICP-MS for Elemental Analysis in Various Matrix
Yanbei ZHU, Kazumi NAKANO, Zhongyuan WANG, Yasuyuki SHIKAMORI, Koichi CHIBA, Takayoshi KUROIWA, Akiharu HIOKI, and Kazumi INAGAKI
Keywords: ICP-MS, matrix effect, standard addition, internal standard, uncertainty
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 701.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP09
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Double-Viewing-Position Single-Particle Inductively Coupled Plasma–Atomic Emission Spectrometry for the Selection of ICP Sampling Position in SP-ICP Measurements
Ka-Him CHUN, Hua ZHANG, and Wing-Tat CHAN
Keywords: ICP-AES, single-particle measurement, viewing position, sampling depth, boiling point, gas temperature
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 711.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP11
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Determination of Minor and Trace Metals in Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys by ICP-AES; Evaluation of the Uncertainty and Limit of Quantitation from Interlaboratory Testing
Michihisa UEMOTO, Masanori MAKINO, Yuji OTA, Hiromi SAKAGUCHI, Yukari SHIMIZU, and Kazuhiro SATO
Keywords: Aluminum alloy, ICP-AES, accuracy, trueness, precision, uncertainty, limit of quantitation, interlaboratory testing
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 719.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP14
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Notes

Copper Speciation for Natural Water by On-site Sample Treatment/Solid-phase Extraction/Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
Tomoki YABUTANI, Shingo KISHIBE, Miki KAMIMURA, Kosuke NOZOE, Yohei YAMADA, and Toshio TAKAYANAGI
Keywords: Copper, seawater, redox speciation, ICP-MS
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 725.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBP08
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Forensic Discrimination of Concrete Pieces by Elemental Analysis of Acid-soluble Component with Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry
Masaaki KASAMATSU, Takao IGAWA, Shinichi SUZUKI, and Yasuhiro SUZUKI
Keywords: Concrete, elemental analysis, forensic discrimination, ICP-MS
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 729.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBN02
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Quantification of Trace Arsenic in Whole Blood by ICP-QMS/QMS
Junko SHIRATAKI, Kazuyuki FUJISAKI, Kouichi SAKAGUCHI, and Nobuyuki SATO
Keywords: Arsenic, whole blood, ICP-QMS/QMS, mass-shift
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 735.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBN03
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Examination of the Mass Transfer of Additive Elements in Barium Titanate Ceramics during Sintering Process by Laser Ablation ICP-MS
Daisuke SAKATE, Yoshiki IWAZAKI, Yoshiaki KON, Takaomi YOKOYAMA, and Masaki OHATA
Keywords: LA-ICP-MS, MLCC, BaTiO3, additive element, mass transfer
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 739.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBN04
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Evaluation of Relative Sensitivity Factors for Elemental Analysis of Aluminum and Magnesium Using Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry with a Fast-Flow Grimm-type Ion Source
Kentaro YAMADA and Michihisa UEMOTO
Keywords: Glow discharge mass spectrometry, relative sensitivity factor, fast-flow grimm-type source, aluminum, magnesium
Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 743.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.18SBN05
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Announcements

Analytical Sciences, 2018, 34(6), 747.
DOI: 10.2116/analsci.announce1806