Special Issue "Field-Flow Fractionation"
A special issue of Separations (ISSN 2297-8739).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
Dr. Ronald Beckett
School of Chemistry, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia
Interests: separation science; field-flow fractionation; aquatic science; colloid and surface chemistry; humic substances aquatic and soil particles; pollutant transport and speciation
Field-flow fractionation (FFF) is an established separation and characterization method suitable for macromolecules and particles in the diameter range 1 nm–50 nm. FFF is an elution method analogous to liquid chromatography and can separate samples into fractions that can be collected for further analysis or, alternatively, it can be hyphenated to other detectors such as ICPMS, light scattering, fluorescence, etc. The elution time can be used to provide size, molecular weight and other physical characteristics of the sample either using well established theory or calibration. FFF has been used on a wide variety of samples including polymers, proteins, humic substances, aquatic and soil particles, biological cells and synthetic nanoparticles.
This Special Issue aims to present readers with the latest research regarding FFF. The issue invites contributions relating to all aspects of FFF including theory developments, instrumentation and applications.
Dr Ron Beckett
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