RESOlution

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RESOlution Laser Ablation systems for LA-ICP-MS

With an outstanding cell design, a powerful excimer laser and exceptional software, a RESOlution instrument is your best choice for scientific research and industrial analysis.

Laser Ablation – Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) is an analytical technique for determining the chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples, especially prominent in the fields of geology and petrology, but also materials science and increasingly, due to its imaging capability, the life sciences.

The RESOlution Laser Ablation systems – LR and SE models – are in use with all mass spectrometers supplied by leading ICP-MS manufacturers.

As the name suggests, the sample is ablated using a finely focused 193nm excimer laser beam and the ablated material, the analyte, is swept by a carrier gas into an ICP-MS for analysis. The laser spot size is very small, on the order of 1-300um in diameter and the ablation occurs in-situ with a collection time of less than one minute.

The analytical capability varies depending on the mass spectrometer being used, but most elements can be detected at the parts per billion (PPB) level.

Introduction to LA-ICP-MS

Introduction to LA-ICP-MS

Laser Ablation – Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry, or LA-ICP-MS for short, is an analytical technique for determining the chemical and isotopic composition of solid samples, especially prominent in the fields of geology and petrology, but also materials science and increasingly, due to its imaging capability, the life sciences. As the name suggests, the sample is ablated using a finely focused laser and the ablated material, the analyte, is swept by a carrier gas into an ICP-MS for analysis. The laser spot size is very small, on the order of 10-100um in diameter and the ablation occurs in-situ……Learn More

About Excimer Lasers

About Excimer Lasers

At the time of their development in the fifties, few people would have imagined how lasers would revolutionize scientific research, engineering and manufacturing, let alone impact entertainment, computer storage and communications. While many different laser designs have been developed, they are all based on the same fundamental principle of stimulated emission. The theoretical basis for stimulated emission was first described by Albert Einstein in 1917, and explains how atoms…….Learn More

What is Fluence?

What is Fluence?

The intensity of a light source, such as a laser, can be described in many different ways. Here is a short glossary of commonly used terms, along with their SI units.

Measured in joules (J) the energy of a laser pulse is, by itself, not typically a very helpful quantity to know, since it is also important to know how the energy is distributed in both time and space. This quantity is typically measured using an energy meter. It is very common for laser manufacturers to quote the total energy per pulse…….Learn More

RESOlution History

RESOlution History

Australian Scientific Instruments (ASI) acquired the RESOlution product line in 2014 and all manufacturing and assembly takes place at the ASI factory in Fyshwick, Canberra, Australia.

RESOlution laser ablation instruments were previously made by Resonetics, a micromachining company in NH, USA. The first system was sold in 2008.

Contact resolutionsales@asi-pl.com.au for all enquiries regarding RESOlution instruments, for outstanding LA-ICP-MS

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