Trace organic analysis are for organic compounds present at or below the part-per-thousand level in a sample. The analysis provides the identity (qualitative result) and the amount (quantitative result). The challenge is to perform the analysis under conditions where the relative amounts of other substances in the sample are vastly greater than that of the analyte. Oftenly it becomes necessary to separate the analyte from the bulk of the other substances such as potential interferences, in the sample for e.g.matrix, before a final determination (amount) can be accomplished. Generally, the final determination involves a final separation/detection.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on July, 2014