Special Issue Call for Papers:
'Microanalysis methods for extraterrestrial samples'
On 17th December 2020, the sample capsule of Chang’E-5 successfully landed at Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia, China. Forty-four years since Luna 24 mission in 1976, new lunar samples have been returned to Earth. However, the lunar samples are precious and rare with the properties of uniformity and small particle size, posing a challenge for analytical techniques. Here we intend to publish a special thematic issue of Atomic Spectroscopy on Microanalytical Techniques for Extraterrestrial Samples, which will support the research on mineralogy, petrology, chronology, magnetism, and geochemistry of the Chang’E-5 lunar samples and be applied to the research on both terrestrial and extraterrestrial samples in the future.
All papers offered to this thematic issue will be subject to the original research review procedures of Atomic Spectroscopy, the deadline for paper submission is supposed to be 1st December 2021. The publication date will be 1st February 2022.
If you would like to offer a paper, please email the manuscripts to our guest editors:
1. Jinhua Li (firstname.lastname@example.org): Microscopy and Microspectroscopy Analysis
2. Xiongyao Li (email@example.com): Physical Property Analysis
3. Yongsheng He (firstname.lastname@example.org): High Precision Isotopic Analysis
4. Wei Yang (email@example.com): In Situ Elemental and Isotopic Analysis