IM Publications publishes and supplies a niche selection of analytical chemistry and historical books. We are focused on ensuring that we provide a first-rate, personal service to all our customers—authors, book buyers, librarians. As the world of publishing becomes increasingly dominated by larger and larger corporations, this approach from a smaller company is highly appreciated. Our historical titles include Goodwood Remembered and Goodwood Anecdotes, a unique view of motor racing at the Goodwood motor circuit in the 1940s and 1950s through the eyes of technical illustrator, Peter Redman, an enthusiastic supporter and from other readers and friends of peter.
This book presents the Theory and Practice of Sampling (TOS) starting from level zero in a novel didactic framework without excessive mathematics and statistics. It represents 20 years of teaching experience which has developed into a unique conceptual framework with which the TOS’ six principles and four unit operations can be understood in a unifying manner, enabling the reader to start sampling in a correct fashion right away. The book covers sampling from stationary lots, from moving, dynamic lots (process sampling) and has a vital focus on sampling in the analytical laboratory. It contains a wealth of complementing cases, examples and references (most of which are accessible on-line) meant to inspire and motivate the reader to individual skills-building and further self-study.
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Edited by David Briggs and John T. Grant
Auger Electron Spectroscopy (AES) and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS or ESCA) are well-established techniques for surface analysis and also (when combined with sputter depth profiling) for thin film and interface analysis.
This book is the first comprehensive treatment of the subject for over 10 years, during which time there have been many advances in instrumentation and performance, understanding of electron spectroscopy fundamentals, experimental methodology and data interpretation, which have markedly enhanced the capabilities of AES and XPS. All this new information is now integrated into a thoroughly up-to-date reference volume for the benefit of researcher and practical analyst alike.
Edited by Keith R. Jennings
The construction of Thompson’s mass spectrograph in Cambridge almost exactly a century ago followed by Aston’s improved instruments and his pioneering work on non-radioactive isotopes is widely known. In the sixty years or so since then, European scientists and engineers have made many major contributions to the development of new instruments and techniques. Accounts of these contributions in the scientific literature necessarily give little idea of the contributors themselves or of the difficulties that had to be overcome before success was achieved.
Most newcomers to mass spectrometry in the last ten years will have little concept of the difficulties faced in obtaining the mass spectra of four solid samples during a working day before the invention of the vacuum lock probe. This was followed by several hours of counting spectra and trying to interpret them. Many will never have seen a magnetic deflection instrument and will be familiar only with mass spectrometers having both the operation of the instrument and the interpretation of the data under computer control.
This book aims to give an insight into how some of the more important developments came about, from the advent of the first commercial instruments to the present day. The various accounts, several of which contain personal reminiscences, both provide a human background to these developments and convey the excitement of being part of the European mass spectrometry community during this period.