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Welcome to the May issue of EVISA's Speciation Newsletter

Speciation analysis calls for very selective and sensitive techniques in order to differentiate between element species and to detect and quantify the fraction of the trace element being present as a special species. Most often such requirements can only be satisfied by hyphenating a very sensitive detection system (such as ICP-MS) with a very selective separation techniques such as HPLC. While ICP-MS is without doubt the most often used detection system nowadays, other techniques can often be used depending on the species of interest and the type of sample matrix to be analyzed. We will here continue our collection of short summaries discussing such techniques (see Tools for Speciation Analysis).  Atomic Spectrometry in general provides high selectivity for elements and Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry in  particular achirves very good detection power. This makes it a suitable detection technique for hyphenated techniques with HPLC and GC as separation modules (see below).


EVISA is keeping you updated  with what is going on in speciation analysis. In this section you will find news about the most current research results, about trends, legal issues and informations from manufacturers in the field of speciation analysis.

With all the links to further information and publications the News archive is a valuable collection of "hot topics" in speciation analysis. We continuously update even former news with new links and information so that all news are actual all the time.

Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry as a Detection System for Speciation Analysis
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry (AFS) represents a suitable alternative to the other atomic and mass spectrometric techniques. Since atomic fluorescence can be quenched by many molecules, an effective separation of the analyted from the matrix and/or a very efficient atomization is required. By using the argon-hydrogen diffusion flame (only a moderately hot atomizer) the AFS technique is an ideal detection technique for speciation studies concerning hydride forming elements (mainly As, Se and Sb) and Hg.


With a list of about 50 current entries EVISA is informing you about interesting events and keeps you updated with their deadlines. By consulting our list of deadlines you won't miss the opportunity for early registration at reduced fee or the chance to submit your contribution in time.
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Please recognize the following deadlines:

11th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds
June 15,2012    Submission of abstracts for poster presentations

ISC 2012: 29th International Symposium on Chromatography
May 31,2012    Early registration at reduced fee

Flow Analysis XII: 12th International Conference on Flow Analysis
June 10,2012    Abstract submission

Please do not hesitate to inform us in case that your conference related to speciation analysis is missing in our Agenda.

6th SETAC World Congress 2012 - 22nd Annual SETAC Europe Meeting
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date: 20.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

60th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: 20.05.2012 - 24.05.2012

ISEAC-37: The 37th edition of the International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Date: 22.05.2012 - 25.05.2012

6th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
Location: Loen, Norway
Date: 10.06.2012 - 13.06.2012

IAP 2012: Interfaces Against Pollution 2012
Location: Nancy, France
Date: 11.06.2012 - 14.06.2012

HPLC 2012: 38th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Location: Anaheim Marriott, Anaheim, California, USA
Date: 16.06.2012 - 21.06.2012

Spectr'Atom 2012
Location: Pau, France
Date: 19.06.2012 - 22.06.2012

11 EWLA: 11th European Workshop on Laser Ablation
Location: Gijón, Spain
Date: 19.06.2012 - 22.06.2012

NEMC 2012: National Environmental Monitoring Conference
Location: Hyatt Regency, Washington, DC
Date: 06.08.2012 - 10.08.2012

11th International Symposium on the Synthesis and Applications of Isotopes and Isotopically Labelled Compounds
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Date: 09.09.2012 - 13.09.2012


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University of Pau, France: Cellular imaging of metal stress in fungi and/or algae by synchrotron XRF and NanoSIMS
This doctoral thesis will be performed in the context of a recently obtained excellence project (EQUIPEX MARSS) at the University of Pau where one axis of the project is the acquisition of a NanoSIMS.



Umweltgeochemie, Universität Bayreuth: Assistent im Bereich Speziesanalytik
In der Umweltgeochemie der Universität Bayreuth wird zur Verstärkung des jungen, motivierten Teams von Umweltwissenschaftlern ab dem 1.04.2012 ein analytischer Chemiker, Umweltgeochemiker oder Geowissenschaftler mit starkem analytischen Background und praktischer Erfahrung in der Massenspektrometrie (ICP-MS, ESI-MS) sowie der Methodenentwicklung mit HPLC-ICPMS Kopplungen im Bereich anorganischer oder metallorganischer Speziesanalytik gesucht.


EVISA's directory of scientist is a versatile tool to facilitate contact with scientists in the field of speciation and related sciences. The directory is fully searchable for names, addresses, research topics etc.  You should bookmark this directory as an always up-to-date address book. (In order to hinder SPAM robots for collecting the E-mail accounts, we hide them in a special format).

More than 270 active scientists in the field of speciation analysis already joined the directory. Join this great directory that is extensively linked to all type of other information on this site, such as homepages, conferences and literature.

If your entry is still missing in this directory, please contact us at info@speciation.net.



EVISA provides an easy access to external information. Our database contains more than 2550 links to relevant information from numerous top scientific resources spread over the whole Web. The database is searchable both via full-text and categories such as elements, type of species and type of information. We are permanently updating our links section.

If your web site is missing here, please e-mail your link information to info@speciation.net.


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