Special Thematic Issue --- Call for Papers:
'Microanalytical Techniques for Extraterrestrial Samples'
On December 17, 2020, the lunar sample-return capsule of the Chang’e-5 mission successfully landed at Dorbod Banner, Inner Mongolia, China. It was 44 years ago when the Luna 24 mission retrieved lunar soil samples. Now, the Chang'e-5 has returned current lunar soil samples which are not only precious and rare, but also of different uniformity and small particle size that pose a challenge for analytical techniques. The first 2022 issue of Atomic Spectroscopy is intended for the publication of Microanalytical Techniques for Extraterrestrial Samples to support the research on the mineralogy, petrology, chronology, magnetism, and geochemistry of the Chang’e-5 lunar samples and to further the studies of terrestrial as well as extraterrestrial samples in the future.
All papers submitted for this special thematic issue will be subject to the general research review procedures as established for the Atomic Spectroscopy journal.
Deadline for paper submission: December 1, 2021
Publication date: February 1, 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