Peter Myers | Authors


Going Through Phases

Peter Myers from the University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK) spoke to David McCalley from the University of the West of England (Bristol, UK) about the past, present, and future of stationary phases, and his working life in academia and industry.

The Future Revisited

On the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of The Chromatographic Society, Peter Myers wrote “The Future of Chromatography” in The Chromatographic Society’s souvenir brochure. Now Peter revisits his chromatographic crystal ball to review his predictions and deliberate on what the future might now hold for separation scientists.

New Technologies

These mini Light Bulb Phone Charms are the perfect accessory for today's mobile phones. Simply put your phone on silent and save the world from hearing your ring tone. Instead, every time you receive a call or text, the mini Light Bulb will flash away.

New Technologies

They may come with a hefty price tag but these earphones reportedly take sound onto a new level. Denon's latest AH-C751 earphones cost ?150 but the "Metal Bullet" design uses ultra-rigid machined aluminum that does not resonate, unlike plastic housings used in less expensive products. Denon's "Acoustic Optimiser" balances the sound pressure before and behind the diaphragm to reportedly give greater dynamics and fast transient response. All the contacts are made of gold, as is the 3.5 mm plug. They come with three pairs of ear adapters, a 0.8 m extension cord and rigid travel case.

Comparison of Modelled and Measured Behaviour of Octadecyl Silane (C18) Surfaces in Aqueous and Organic Media

The use of dual polarization interferometry (DPI) to measure the behaviour of alkyl-modified surfaces under different solvent regimes is described. The empirically observed and modelled behaviour of grafted long alkyl chain adlayers on a silica surface were in good agreement. The empirical data was also compared with data using analogous systems and these also matched well. This approach has the potential to gain much greater insight into the behaviour of reversed-phase (RP) columns and could help to design column surfaces that are resistant to phase collapse.