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v16n4 From the Editors

By , , and | August, 2020

Elements magazine has published many topical issues for which the focus has been on an individual element (see graphic). Some elements were featured as a group, such as the platinum group elements (v4n4) or the rare earth elements (v8n5). Others were featured as allotropes, as happened for carbon as diamond (v1n2) or carbon as graphite (v10n6). Yet others were featured in the context of an overview of the many roles that an element plays in natural systems. The current issue, “Lithium: Less is More” (v16n4), falls under this latter category.

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v16n3 From the Editors

By , , and | June, 2020
Elements Cover v16n3 Redox Engine of Earth

When we started finalizing this issue for publication the prospect of a pandemic seemed very distant. In the intervening three months, COVID-19 has come to dominate everything: our conversations, news broadcasts, our working patterns, and our social lives. For many, this has been a tragic time, and we extend our condolences to all those readers of Elements who have lost loved ones and colleagues to COVID-19. For scholars, this is an uncertain time, as universities and research organizations take stock of the impact of the pandemic on their activities, and their financial well-being. The dramatic drop in student mobility across the world is already starting to take a toll on university income and may yet pose an existential threat. On a brighter note, it is hard to overlook the benefits of having cleaner air, happier wildlife, and lower global emissions due to our traveling less.

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v16n2 From the Editors

By , , and | April, 2020

Light interacts with matter in different ways. It can be absorbed, transmitted, reflected, or scattered. Scientists can measure those light–matter interactions to reveal incredible details about the structure and reactivity of matter. When it comes to scattered light, it is likely you are most familiar with Rayleigh scattering, in which light is elastically scattered by small molecules and the wavelength (or color) doesn’t change. It is the reason behind the blue color of the sky. Maybe less familiar is the small amount of light (typically 0.0000001%) that is scattered at different wavelengths. This inelastic scattering of light, or Raman effect, is due to the incident light interacting with the chemical structure (bonding) within the matter. The Raman effect may be small (only about 1 part in 10 million), but it is mighty. Discover why by reading the articles in this issue of Elements.

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v16n1 From the Editors

By , , and | February, 2020

About this Issue, Welcoming Richard Harrison, Elements at 2020 Conferences, and New Digital Platform

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v15n6 From the Editors

By , , and | December, 2019

The copy of Elements you are holding in your hands (or reading online) is the result of the creativity and expertise of our 18 participating socities, authors, editors, reviewers, graphic designers, business and administrative staff, print and shipping vendors, and advertisers. Every issue represents hundreds of hours of effort by many individuals working together for a common goal … to deliver Elements to you, the reader. Elements is a joint endeavour. Each year, in our final issue, we take a moment to extend our appreciation to those that brought Elements to life. This year is no different.

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v15n5 From the Editors

By , , and | October, 2019

About This Issue, A New Column in Elements, Plan S, New Topics in Elements

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v15n4 — From the Editors

By , , and | July, 2019

About This Issue; 2018 Journal Impact Factor: Welcoming Richard J. Harrison; Elements at Goldschmidt2019

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v15n3 — From the Editors

By , , and | June, 2019
Elements June 2019 v15n3 cover

About This Issue; Propose a Thematic Issue of Elements, Congratulations

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v15n2 — From the Editors

By , , and | April, 2019

About this issue, welcoming the IAGOD, and farewell to Friedhelm von Blanckenburg

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v15n1 From the Editors

By , , and | February, 2019

With the start of 2019, John M. Eiler joins the Elements editorial team. He is taking on the role as our geochemistry principal editor.
There are so many more topics to feature in Elements. In March 2019, the editorial team will meet to evaluate proposals for inclusion in our lineup. We invite you to contact one of the Elements editors and submit a thematic proposal for consideration!

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