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Chemical Imaging Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444634399, 9780444634504

Chemical Imaging Analysis, Volume 69

1st Edition

Authors: Freddy Adams Carlo Barbante
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444634399
eBook ISBN: 9780444634504
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2015
Page Count: 480
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Table of Contents

  • Advisory Board
  • Series Editor's Preface
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Chemical Imaging Introduction
    • 1.1. Introduction
    • 1.2. Semiconductors – Microelectronics
    • 1.3. Analytical Chemistry and Nanoanalysis
    • 1.4. Conclusions
  • Chapter 2. Spatially Confined Analysis
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Chemical Imaging Analysis
    • 2.3. Point Analysis and 2-D Imaging Analysis
    • 2.4. Surface Analysis, Electron Spectroscopy for Surface Analysis
    • 2.5. Detection Limits, Sensitivity
    • 2.6. Techniques Based on Inner-Shell Excitation
    • 2.7. Structural Analysis, Electron and X-ray Diffraction
    • 2.8. Metrology at the Nanolevel
    • 2.9. Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. History and Present Status of Micro- and Nano-Imaging Analysis
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Beam and Probe Techniques
    • 3.3. Mass Spectrometry
    • 3.4. Optical Spectroscopy
    • 3.5. X-ray Microscopy
    • 3.6. Electron Microscopy
    • 3.7. Surface Sensitive Electron Spectroscopy
    • 3.8. Techniques Based on Megaelectronvolt Protons and Other Heavy Ions
    • 3.9. Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. Nanotechnology and Analytical Chemistry
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Nanostructural Materials
    • 4.3. DNA and Nanotechnology
    • 4.4. Spectroscopic Effects
    • 4.5. Dimensional Aspects
    • 4.6. Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS, NEMS)
    • 4.7. Miniaturisation in Analysis
    • 4.8. Biomimetics
    • 4.9. Nanotoxicology, Ecotoxicology
    • 4.10. Conclusions
  • Chapter 5. Mass Spectrometry and Chemical Imaging
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry
    • 5.3. Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
    • 5.4. Fourier Transform Laser Microprobe Mass Spectrometry
    • 5.5. Atom Probe Microscopy. The 3-D Atom Probe
    • 5.6. Molecular Imaging, Mass Spectrometry Imaging
    • 5.7. Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and Imaging Analysis
    • 5.8. Prospects and Conclusion
  • Chapter 6. X-Ray Imaging
    • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.2. X-ray Focussing
    • 6.3. Synchrotron Sources
    • 6.4. X-ray Analysis and Imaging
    • 6.5. Coherence and Imaging
    • 6.6. Examples of Micro-Characterisation in SR Facilities in Europe
    • 6.7. Quantitative Analysis and Imaging
    • 6.8. Laboratory X-ray Imaging Systems
    • 6.9. Conclusions
  • Chapter 7. Electron-Based Imaging Techniques
    • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.2. Electron Interaction with Matter
    • 7.3. Electron Microscopy at the Atomic Level
    • 7.4. Scanning Electron Microscopy, Electron Probe Microanalysis
    • 7.5. Conclusions
  • Chapter 8. Particle-Based Imaging Techniques
    • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.2. Particle–Solid Interaction
    • 8.3. Ion Beam Analysis
    • 8.4. Instrumentation and Technical Aspects
    • 8.5. Helium Ion Microscopy
    • 8.6. Focussed Ion Beam Systems
    • 8.7. Large Volume Cosmic Ray Tomography
    • 8.8. Conclusions
  • Chapter 9. Spectroscopic Imaging
    • 9.1. Introduction
    • 9.2. Scanning Probe Microscopy
    • 9.3. Spectroscopic Imaging Techniques
    • 9.4. Nonlinear Optical Microscopy
    • 9.5. Nanoparticles
    • 9.6. Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry
    • 9.7. Raman Imaging
    • 9.8. Combinational Tools for Imaging
    • 9.9. High Spatial Resolution Imaging
    • 9.10. Discussion
  • Chapter 10. Chemical Imaging as an Analytical Methodology
    • 10.1. Introduction
    • 10.2. The Evolution of Imaging Analysis
    • 10.3. Micro- and Nanoimaging Analysis
    • 10.4. Imaging Analysis: A Complex Data Gathering Tool
    • 10.5. Outlook
    • 10.6. Conclusions
  • Index
  • Color Plates


Chemical Imaging Analysis covers the advancements made over the last 50 years in chemical imaging analysis, including different analytical techniques and the ways they were developed and refined to link the composition and structure of manmade and natural materials at the nano/micro scale to the functional behavior at the macroscopic scale.

In a development process that started in the early 1960s, a variety of specialized analytical techniques was developed – or adapted from existing techniques – and these techniques have matured into versatile and powerful tools for visualizing structural and compositional heterogeneity.

This text explores that journey, providing a general overview of imaging techniques in diverse fields, including mass spectrometry, optical spectrometry including X-rays, electron microscopy, and beam techniques.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of analytical techniques used in chemical imaging analysis
  • Explores a variety of specialized techniques
  • Provides a general overview of imaging techniques in diverse fields


Specialised analytical chemists and users of imaging analysis techniques in various disciplines including material sciences, medicine, biology, art and archaeology


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"Standing ovations for this book!...a wellbalanced evaluation of the various methods applied in analytical imaging analysis and discuss novel trends fairly and critically if needed. The book is very well written and excellently illustrated…" --Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

"...unique because it compiles and compares for the first time all the different methods applied in imaging analysis from an analytical point of view...Standing ovations for this book!...very well written and excellently illustrated..." --Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

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About the Authors

Freddy Adams

Freddy Adams is emeritus professor of analytical chemistry at the University of Antwerp. He is the author and co-author of over 500 scientific articles, several monographs and text books and ca. 10 chapters of multi-authored books. He was director of the Trace and Micro Analysis Centre (MiTAC) of the University of Antwerp from 1980 to 2003. He was supervisor of ca. 50 doctoral thesis. His research interests deal with fundamental analytical chemistry, microscopic and trace analysis and applications in the materials sciences, the environmental sciences and art & archaeology. He was Rector of the Graduate School of the UA (1983-1995) and President, vice-President or member of a number of Belgian or European councils, committees and societies concerned with analytical chemistry or science or science policy. He is the recipient of relevant scientific national and international Awards including the Prize Environment Policy of the Coca-Cola Foundation, the Pregl Medal of Austrian Chemical Society, the “Torch” Award of Plasma Spectrochemistry. He is Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Iasi, Romania and the University of Chisinau, Moldova.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Antwerp, Belgium

Carlo Barbante

Carlo Barbante is director of the Italian National Research Council’s Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, and full professor at the University of Venice, Ca’Foscari. His principal research interest is the development of analytical methods based on inorganic and organic mass spectrometry for the ultra-trace determination and speciation in environmental and biological matrices and advanced materials. He participated to several scientific expeditions in polar regions and in the Alps. His work focuses on the reconstruction of archives of atmospheric trace elements and organic compounds deposition. 
Prof. Barbante is the Italian National Delegate to the European Union for Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Horizon 2020 Advisory Board).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Venice, Italy