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Spectrometry LA-ICP-MS

Supplying innovative laser
ablation products for
solid sampling by ICP-MS.

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Designed for high resolution milling
to recover sample powder
for chemical and isotopic analysis.

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A compact‚ pulsed Nd:YAG laser system
delivering maximum performance
in a compact‚ inexpensive platform.

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Based in the United States,
we do business and
technical support worldwide.

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With decades worth of combined experience, the Bozeman based team is ready to work with you on an application solution for your LA-ICP-MS specific anaylsis needs. We look forward to working with you to improve the speed, precision and accuracy of your ICP-MS or ICPOES analysis. We are the industry specialists in laser ablation, laser micromachining, micromanufacturing, milling applications and laser processing.

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LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), laser ablation, laser micromachining, micromanufacturing, milling applications

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LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry)

Discover Superior Performance

The NWR laser ablation platform was designed and developed with an emphasis on superior performance and benchmark analytical results, application flexibility, operating convenience and reliability.

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Transform Materials

The sampling of complex accretionary structures in skeletal and crystalline materials are made possible by the combination of submicron stage resolution and positional accuracy, real-time video observation and a custom designed software system.

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Resource Center

Find answers to your material transformation challenges. Data sheets, application notes and posters on laser processing and material processing are available to you in our online resource center.

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What is Laser Ablation (LA-ICP-MS)?

Laser ablation or photoablation is the process of removing material from a solid (or occasionally liquid) surface by irradiating it with a laser beam. At low laser flux, the material is heated by the absorbed laser energy and evaporates or sublimates. At high laser flux, the material is typically converted to a plasma.

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How does LA-ICP-MS work?

Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry is a high technology device that analyzes trace matter samples within several areas of science. A pulsed laser focuses on and vaporizes a very small amount of a solid sample. It provides very reliable analysis in sample size, sensitivity, and speed when compared with traditional methods.

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LA-ICP-MS Applications

The simplest application of laser ablation is to remove material from a solid surface in a controlled fashion. One of the advantages is that no solvents are used, therefore it is environmentally friendly and operators are not exposed to chemicals. It is relatively easy to automate, running costs are low, and the process is gentler than abrasive techniques.

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