The fundamental mechanisms of band broadening are usually introduced to students through the van Deemter equation. Dimensional analysis of this equation can give physical meaning to the equation coefficients and enhance our understanding relative to qualitative descriptions. This approach can also guide improvements to future liquid chromatography (LC) column designs.
At the 43rd International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC 2019) in Fort Worth, Texas, a panel addressed the current challenges and potential future directions in capillary liquid chromatography. How can their vision be achieved?