Luca Flamigni

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More than 100 million tonnes of municipal solid waste are incinerated worldwide every year. However, little is known about the fate of nanomaterials during incineration, even though the presence of engineered nanoparticles in waste is expected to grow. Here, we show that cerium oxide nanoparticles introduced into a full-scale waste incineration plant bind(More)
The chemical complexity of the metabolome requires the development of new detection methods to enlarge the range of compounds detectable in a biological sample. Recently, a novel matrix-free laser desorption/ionization method called nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry (NIMS) [Northen et al., Nature 449(7165):1033–1036, 2007] was reported. Here we(More)
To achieve separation of isobaric interferences and minimization of matrix related interferences for laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICPMS) electrothermal heating of laser generated aerosols was investigated by analyzing a range of solid samples: NIST SRM 610, MBH B26, BAM M381, BAM M601 and Tantalum. ICPMS measurements(More)
Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry is increasingly used for non-traditional applications such as the analysis of solids at high spatial resolution when combined with laser ablation or the analysis of engineered nanoparticles. This report highlights recent projects and discusses the potentials and limitations these techniques offer. High-resolution(More)
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