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Focal Point Reviews

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Applied Spectroscopy has featured Focal Point review papers on different aspects of fundamental and applied spectroscopy since 1994. These review papers are peer-reviewed and are intended to provide an introduction, overview, and perspective on the subject of the review. In keeping with the mandate of the Society to “… advance and disseminate knowledge and information concerning the art and science of spectroscopy and other allied sciences,” these review papers are available on a completely open access basisThis means that the articles are freely available to scientists, students, and the general public worldwide.

 

  • Volume 67 (2013)

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  • Volume 67 (2013), #12, pp. 1349-1362

  • Visible, Near-Infrared, and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy Applications for Soil Assessment with Emphasis on Soil Organic Matter Content and Quality: State-of-the-Art and Key Issues - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #8, pp. 813-828

  • Methods and Applications of Raman Microspectroscopy to Single-Cell Analysis - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #6, pp. 579-589

  • Sparse Methods in Spectroscopy: An Introduction, Overview, and Perspective - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #4, pp. 355-364

  • Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering: An Emerging Label-Free Detection and Identification Technique for Proteins - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #3, pp. 215-252

  • Quantum Dots in Bioanalysis: A Review of Applications Across Various Platforms for Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #2, pp. 117-125

  • Plasmonics for Nanoimaging and Nanospectroscopy - abstract - read
  • Volume 67 (2013), #1, pp. 1-21

  • Application of Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Mueller Ellipsometry to Optical Characterization - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012)

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  • Volume 66 (2012), #12, pp. 1365-1384

  • AFM–IR: Combining Atomic Force Microscopy and Infrared Spectroscopy for Nanoscale Chemical Characterization - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #11, pp. 1249-1262

  • Nucleic Acid Fluorescent Probes for Biological Sensing - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #10, pp. 1091-1120

  • Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging: The Next Generation - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #8, pp. 843-868

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma–Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for Quantitative Analysis in Environmental and Life Sciences: A Review of Challenges, Solutions, and Trends - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #6, pp. 609-627

  • Hole-Burning Spectroscopy as a Probe of Nano-environments and Processes in Biomolecules: A Review - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #5, pp. 475-492

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrochemical Imaging: Review of Design and Applications with a Focal Plane Array and Multiple Beam Synchrotron Radiation Source - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #4, pp. 347-419

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Part II: Review of Instrumental and Methodological Approaches to Material Analysis and Applications to Different Fields - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #3, pp. 237-249

  • A Review of Advances in Deep-Ocean Raman Spectroscopy - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #2, pp. 137-150

  • Remote Raman Spectroscopy for Planetary Exploration: A Review - abstract - read
  • Volume 66 (2012), #1, pp. 1-25

  • Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopy in the Solid and Liquid States: A Review - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011)

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  • Volume 65 (2011), #12, pp. 1325-1341

  • Vibrational Spectroscopy with Neutrons: A Review of New Directions - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #11, pp. 1223-1232

  • Multidimensional Raman Spectroscopic Signatures as a Tool for Forensic Identification of Body Fluid Traces: A Review - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #10, pp. 1087-1115

  • Time-Resolved Resonance Raman Spectroscopy: Exploring Reactive Intermediates - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #9, pp. 967-980

  • Review of Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy for Biology - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #8, pp. 825-837

  • Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering (SERRS): A Review of Applications - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #6, pp. 565-574

  • Advanced Spectral Imaging for Noninvasive Microanalysis of Cultural Heritage Materials: Review of Application to Documents in the U.S. Library of Congress - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #5, pp. 155-162

  • Review of the State-of-the- Art of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry - abstract - read
  • Volume 65 (2011), #4, pp. 115-124

  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: A Review of Biochemical and Microfluidic Applications - abstract - read
  • Volume 64 (2010)

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  • Volume 64 (2010), #12, pp. 335-366

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), Part I: Review of Basic Diagnostics and Plasma–Particle Interactions: Still Challenging Issues Within the Analytical Plasma Community - abstract - read
  • Volume 64 (2010), #9, pp. 256-268

  • Teaching, Learning, and Using Spectroscopy with Commercial, Off-the-Shelf Technology - abstract - read
  • Volume 64 (2010), #5, pp. 135-152

  • Micro- and Macro-Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging - abstract - read
  • Volume 63 (2009)

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  • Volume 63 (2009), #12, pp. 346-354

  • Mining the Information Content Buried in Infrared and Near-Infrared Band Shapes by Temporal, Spatial, and Other Perturbations - read
  • Volume 63 (2009), #11, pp. 307-318

  • The Infrared Spectral Signatures of Disease: Extracting the Distinguishing Spectral Features Between Normal and Diseased States - read
  • Volume 63 (2009), #9, pp. 245-262

  • Confocal Raman Microscopy: Performance, Pitfalls, and Best Practice - read
  • Volume 62 (2008)

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  • Volume 62 (2008), #12, pp. 346-362

  • Recent Advances in Nanomaterial Plasmonics: Fundamental Studies and Applications - read
  • Volume 62 (2008), #11, pp. 305-318

  • Least Squares Digital Filters Revisited - read
  • Volume 62 (2008), #11, pp. 291-304

  • Deep Noninvasive Raman Spectroscopy of Turbid Media - read
  • Volume 62 (2008), #10, pp. 259-270

  • The Gas Chromatography/Infrared Interface: Past, Present, and Future - read
  • Volume 62 (2008), #9, pp. 227-234

  • Innovation in Plasma Atomic Spectrometry from the Direct Current Arc to Plasmas on a Chip - read
  • Volume 62 (2008), #2, pp. 55-72

  • Fiber-Optic Evanescent Wave Spectroscopy in the Middle Infrared - read
  • Volume 61 (2007)

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  • Volume 61 (2007), #10, pp. 233-242

  • Femtosecond Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Physics, Applications, and Perspectives - read
  • Volume 61 (2007), #9, pp. 197-208

  • Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy - read
  • Volume 60 (2006)

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  • Volume 60 (2006), #12, pp. 322-334

  • Single Molecule Raman Scattering - read
  • Volume 60 (2006), #10, pp. 264-272

  • Nanoparticle Mass Spectrometry: Pushing the Limit of Single Particle Analysis - read
  • Volume 60 (2006), #5, pp. 135-148

  • Spectroscopy Applied to On-Road Mobile Source Emissions - read
  • Volume 60 (2006), #3, pp. 80-90

  • Sample Analysis with Miniaturized Plasmas - read
  • Volume 59 (2005)

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  • Volume 59 (2005), #11, pp. 272-282

  • Analysis of Organic Films and Interfacial Layers by Infrared Spectroscopic Ellipsometry - read
  • Volume 58 (2004)

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  • Volume 58 (2004), #11, pp. 324-338

  • Surface-Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy - read
  • Volume 58 (2004), #9, pp. 269-280

  • Molecular Beacon DNA Probes and their Bioanalytical Applications - read
  • Volume 58 (2004), #7, pp. 195-208

  • Raman Spectroscopy in the Deep Ocean: Successes and Challenges - read
  • Volume 58 (2004), #5, pp. 122-137

  • Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy: A Coming of Age Story - read
  • Volume 57 (2003)

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  • Volume 57 (2003), #11, pp. 320-332

  • Surface Plasmon Resonance Imaging as a Tool to Monitor Biomolecular Interactions in an Array Based Format - read
  • Volume 57 (2003), #5, pp. 154-170

  • Multivariate Curve Resolution in the Analysis of Vibrational Spectroscopy Data Files - read
  • Volume 57 (2003), #3, pp. 102-112

  • Hyphenated Techniques for Elemental Speciation in Biological Systems - read
  • Volume 57 (2003), #1, pp. 20-42

  • Quantitative Analysis Using Raman Spectrometry - read
  • Volume 56 (2002)

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  • Volume 56 (2002), #11, pp. 300-312

  • Optical Trapping: A Versatile Technique for Biomanipulation - read
  • Volume 56 (2002), #8, pp. 202-213

  • Analytical Applications of Volatile Metal Derivatives - read
  • Volume 56 (2002), #5, pp. 124-135

  • Brilliant Optical Properties of Nanometric Noble Metal Spheres, Rods, and Aperture Arrays - read
  • Volume 56 (2002), #1, pp. 16-27

  • Quantum Dots: A Primer - read
  • Volume 55 (2001)

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  • Volume 55 (2001), #11, pp. 362-370

  • Principles and Applications of Solvatochromism - read
  • Volume 55 (2001), #10, pp. 321-340

  • Probing Molecular Structure at Liquid Surfaces with Vibrational Sum Frequency Spectroscopy - read
  • Volume 55 (2001), #6, pp. 186-205

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in Art and Archaeology - read
  • Volume 55 (2001), #3, pp. 110-118

  • Time-Resolved and Short-Pulse Laser Spectroscopies - read
  • Volume 55 (2001), #1, pp. 16-32

  • New Tools for Surface Second-Harmonic Generation - read
  • Volume 54 (2000)

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  • Volume 54 (2000), #11, pp. 376-385

  • Detection of Biological Agents: Looking for Bugs in All the Wrong Places - read
  • Volume 54 (2000), #7, pp. 236-248

  • Generalized Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy - read
  • Volume 54 (2000), #6, pp. 200-207

  • Factors affecting the Performance of Bench-Top Raman Spectrometers. Part II: Effect of Sample - read
  • Volume 54 (2000), #5, pp. 164-173

  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Bench-Top Raman Spectrometers. Part I: Instrumental Effects - read
  • Volume 54 (2000), #3, pp. 94-113

  • Guidelines for Applying Chemometrics to Spectra: Feasibility and Error Propagation - read
  • Volume 54 (2000), #1, pp. 12-28

  • Electrically Switchable Bragg Gratings from Liquid Crystal/Polymer Composites - read
  • Volume 53 (1999)

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  • Volume 53 (1999), #11, pp. 426-440

  • NMR Spectroscopy with Spectral Editing for the Analysis of Complex Mixtures - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #9, pp. 338-355

  • Ion Mobility Spectrometry: Arriving On Site and Moving Beyond a Low Profile - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #7, pp. 262-276

  • An Introduction to Diffraction. Part II: The Far Field - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #6, pp. 212-226

  • An Introduction to Diffraction. Part I: The Near Field - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #4, pp. 148-161

  • Infrared Spectroscopy of Cells and Tissues: Shining Light onto a novel Subject - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #3, pp. 106-121

  • Using Intrinsic Fluorescence to Investigate Proteins Entrapped in Sol-Gel Derived Materials - read
  • Volume 53 (1999), #1, pp. 18-36

  • Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry of Macromolecules: The First Decade - read
  • Volume 52 (1998)

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  • Volume 52 (1998), #11, pp. 406-426

  • The Science of a Revolutionary Chemist and Spectroscopist Velmer A. Fassel - read
  • Volume 52 (1998), #9, pp. 332-343

  • Grating Light Reflection Spectroscopy - read
  • Volume 52 (1998), #7, pp. 252-279

  • Application of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy to Materials and Environmental Science - read
  • Volume 52 (1998), #5, pp. 176-189

  • Lasers Based on Optical Parametric Devices: Wavelength Tunability Empowers Laser-Based Techniques in the UV, Visible, and Near-IR - read
  • Volume 52 (1998), #3, pp. 106-120

  • Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging: From Planetary to Cellular Systems - read
  • Volume 52 (1998), #1, pp. 18-29

  • Process Analytical Chemistry for Spectroscopists - read
  • Volume 51 (1997)

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  • Volume 51 (1997), #11, pp. 408-423

  • Electrothermal Vaporization and Characterization of the Graphite Surface at Elevated Temperatures - read
  • Volume 51 (1997), #9, pp. 334-351

  • Solid-State Array Detectors for Analytical Spectrometry - read
  • Volume 51 (1997), #7, pp. 260-278

  • Elemental Speciation and Coupled Techniques - read
  • Volume 51 (1997), #5, pp. 158-175

  • Investigating the Fate of Individual Sample Droplets in Inductively Coupled Plasmas - read
  • Volume 51 (1997), #1, pp. 16-28

  • Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry for Elemental Analysis - read
  • Volume 50 (1996)

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  • Volume 50 (1996), #11, pp. 16-28

  • Magnetic Resonance: An Account of Some Key Discoveries and Their Consequences - abstract - read
  • Volume 50 (1996), #10, pp. 12-30

  • Raman Spectrometry with Fiber-Optic Sampling - abstract - read
  • Volume 50 (1996), #7, pp. 12-32

  • Single-Molecule Fluorescence Analysis in Solution - abstract - read
  • Volume 50 (1996), #5, pp. 14-26

  • Vibrational Optical Activity - abstract - read
  • Volume 50 (1996), #2, pp. 18-34

  • Biological and Medical Applications of Near-Infrared Spectrometry - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995)

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  • Volume 49 (1995), #12, pp. 14-31

  • Chemical Systems Under Indirect Observation: Latent Properties and Chemometrics - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #10, pp. 12-18

  • ICP Emission Spectrometers: 1995 Analytical Figures of Merit - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #9, pp. 14-28

  • Laser Ablation - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #7, pp. 12-19

  • Glow Discharge Atomic Spectroscopy - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #6, pp. 12-20

  • NMR Applied to Materials Analysis - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #4, pp. 14-22

  • Capsule-Based Microwave Digestion - abstract - read
  • Volume 49 (1995), #1, pp. 14-19

  • Modern Molecular Fluorescence Spectroscopy - abstract - read
  • Volume 48 (1994)

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  • Volume 48 (1994), #11, pp. 12-18

  • Atomic Mass Spectrometry - abstract - read
  • Volume 48 (1994), #7, pp. 14-19

  • A New Generation of Raman Instrumentation - abstract - read
  • Volume 48 (1994), #5, pp. 12-19

  • Optical Tomography for Three-Dimensional Spectroscopy - abstract - read
  • Volume 48 (1994), #1, pp. 14-21

  • Super-Resolution Imaging Spectroscopy - abstract - read