LCGC Europe-08-01-2021

But My Peaks Are Not Gaussian! Part 1: Basic Concepts in Peak Shape, and the Effect of Extracolumn Connections

August 09, 2021

LC Troubleshooting

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Tailing peaks—the most common type of asymmetric peak shape—can negatively affect both the qualitative and quantitative performance of LC methods. This instalment will discuss basic concepts in peak shape, and the potential for poor fluidic connections to cause peak tailing in a separation where the peak shape would otherwise be excellent.

Capillary Gas Chromatography: Getting the Best Separation Without Turning (Too Many) Wrenches

August 09, 2021

GC Connections

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This column will examine simple steps that can be taken to optimize a separation without changing the column. Adjusting temperature, flow, and sampling with an eye towards the classical method optimization goals of high resolution, high speed, high sample capacity, and ease of use will be discussed.

The Hidden Factory in Your Laboratory?

August 09, 2021

Questions of Quality

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There is a hidden factory in plain sight in many laboratories. Not many people know of its existence, yet it stares back at you when you work. What is the output from this hidden factory? Paper.