Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group


Aims and Intentions

The Instrumental Analysis Expert Working Group is the successor to the earlier AMC Sub-Committees on Instrumental Criteria (IASC) and Mass Spectrometry (MSSC). The objectives of the IASC were to tabulate features of analytical instruments that should be considered when comparing various systems prior to making a purchase. The extensive series of IASC reports, which are also widely used as teaching aids, has continued with the present group. The MSSC prepared detailed training guides aimed at improving the quality of measurements by mass spectrometry. The activities of the earlier groups are now augmented with more general guidance for a range of analytical instruments and applications together with a series of technical briefs aimed at a wider audience. 

The overall aim of the Group is to assist analytical scientists in the purchase and use of instrumentation and to promote a wider understanding of both the benefits and limitations of modern analytical instrumentation. The tasks undertaken are in response to specific needs that have been identified by the Group members or to requests from the analytical science community. The reports listed below were prepared by all three AMC Groups mentioned above.

Membership

Members are recruited for their expertise in their speciality, usually to undertake a specific task. The Group welcomes longer participation by members in order to maintain a wide range of expertise for its policy of extensively discussing and reviewing each work item in committee. This helps to maintain the accuracy of the reports and other publications as well as ensuring that they are written for a wide scientific audience.

As of 1 May 2019, the committee members are as follows.

Dr Mike SargentChair
Prof Stan GreenfieldHonorary member and founding Chairman
Dr Mike HealyEnvironment Agency
Prof Steve J HillUniversity of Plymouth
Dr Simon HirdWaters Ltd
Dr Rakesh LadGSK Plc
Dr Ian PengellyHSL
Prof  Phil PottsThe Open University
Dr Mansoor SaeedSyngenta Ltd

Dr Ashley Sage

Dr Margaret West

AB Sciex UK Ltd

Consultant

Dr  Bob Boughtflower

Dr Ruth Godfrey

Consultant

Secretary (Swansea University)


Technical Briefs

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A ‘Periodic Table’ of mass spectrometry instrumentation and acronyms
No. 81 – August 2017
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Chemical metrology
No. 76 – October 2016
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Portable X-ray fluorescence analysis
No. 41, June 2009
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High-performance liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LC/MS)
No 34, November 2008
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CHNS Elemental Analysers
No 29 April 2008
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Energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF)
No. 21, September 2005
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Mass Spectrometry Guides

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Reports on Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation

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Part XXVII (2018): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
A guide to good practice in the purchase of analytical instrumentation
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Part XXVI (2015): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Voltammetry
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Part XXV (2015): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry
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Part XXIV (2010): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
Instrumentation for quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
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Part XXIII (2008): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
Instrumentation for portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
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Part XXII (2007): Evaluation of Analytical Instrumentation:
Instrumentation for liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry
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Part XX (2006): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
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Part XIX (2006): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
CHNS Elemental Analysers
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Part XVIII (2005): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Differential Scanning Calorimetry.
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Part XVII (2005): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometers
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Part XVI (2006): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Evaluation of General User NMR Spectrometers
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Part XV (2001): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Gas Chromatography-Ion-Trap Mass Spectrometry
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Part XIV (2000): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry
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Part XIII (2000): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometry
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Part XII (2000): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Capillary Electrophoresis
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Part XI (1998): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Molecular Fluorescence Spectrometry
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Part X (1997): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spec¬trometry
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Part IX (1997): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for High-performance Liquid Chromatography
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Part VIII (1993): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Instrumentation for Gas-Liquid Chromatography
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Part VII (1991): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Simultaneous Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometers
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Part VI (1990): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Spectrometers.
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Part V (1987): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Inductively Coupled Plasma Sources for use in Emission Spectrometry
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Part IV (1987): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Monochromators for use in Emission Spectrometry with ICP Sources
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Part III (1986): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Polychromators for use in Emission Spectrometry with ICP Sources
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Part II (1985 Revised 1998): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Atomic absorption Spectrophotometers, Primarily for use with Electrothermal Atomisers
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Part I (1984 Revised 1998): Evaluation of analytical instrumentation:
Atomic absorption Spectrophotometers, Primarily for use with Flames
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