RESOlution-SE

Exceptional laser ablation

RESOlution SE

In response to requirements of university and industry partners, ASI has developed a unique  instrument with the capability to conduct U-Th-Pb-He triple-dating and trace element  characterization of mineral chronometers. This instrument answers the needs of applications  in basic geoscience research such as tectonics and landscape evolution studies, as well as for  industry applications in petroleum basin analysis and mineral exploration.

Laser ablation helium thermochronology samples a precisely defined, defect-free volume of  the crystal, with a known surface area, thereby overcoming two uncertainties in the traditional  method of bulk crystal measurement. Double dates are obtained quickly and at low cost in a  compact instrument based on RESOlution Laser Ablation (LA-ICPMS) and Alphachron™ technologies with  well established heritage.

Overview

The RESOlution-SE is a robust, compact 193nm excimer laser ablation system, offering an industry leading Laurin Technic sample cell and pioneering GeoStar μGISTM software. Incorporating the latest in ATL laser technology for longest laser life, increased optical performance and minimal laser maintenance.

Specifications
  • Compact 193xm excimer laser
  • On-sample fluence ³ 20 J/cm2
  • Laser pulse width of 5ns
  • 32 mask wheel aperture positions as standard; optional 40 positions with beam expander
  • Spot size range of 2μm to 100μm; up to 300 μm with optional beam expander
  • Industry leading S155 sample cell; dual volume, constant volume
  • Smoothing SQUID device included
  • Flexible mounting options with nine (9) sample holders to choose from ​
  • Compatible S155 fast and ultrafast transfer kits available for imaging and mapping
  • Split Stream ready
Applications
  • Geological Analysis
    • Isotope Ratios
    • Transparent glasses
    • Geochronology
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Isotope Fingerprinting
  • Imaging/Mapping
  • Depth Profiling
  • (Paleo-)thermometry
  • Forensics