Separation Science: Past, Present, and Future
August 01, 2012
Milestone events, like LCGC's celebration of 30 years of covering separation science, always prompt reflection on the past and consideration of what the future might hold. Thus, for this 30th anniversary issue, we turned to the experts in five key areas of our coverage: sample preparation, gas chromatography (GC) columns, GC instrumentation, liquid chromatography (LC) columns, and LC instrumentation. Now, in the special group of five articles in this issue, we bring you their perspectives on the state of the art: what the most important recent advances have been, where things stand today, and where the field is likely to go next.