Laser Ablation

Faster time to results. More accurate analysis.

Discover fit-for-purpose laser ablation for superior performance.

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

With product offerings including UV femtosecond, 193nm Excimer, 213nm and 266nm solid state, and infra-red laser ablation Elemental Scientific has a complete product portfolio, with hardware and software commonality supplied via the use of the NWR platform.

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Yield deeper insights with short pulse, deep UV for reliable and robust laser ablation of the most challenging materials

Utilization of a short pulse width 193nm excimer laser source provides highest peak power for efficient ablation of all materials to produce small particles that can be efficiently transported and ionized by the ICP. The result — higher sensitivity, improved stability and less fractionation.

APPLICATIONS:
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Fluid Inclusions
  • Elemental ratios
  • Isotope ratios
  • Purity testing
 
  • Material characterization
  • Bulk Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • (Bio-) Imaging/Mapping
  • Depth Profiling
MATERIALS:
  • Alloys
  • Rocks
  • Minerals
  • Glasses
  • Plastics
 
  • Powders
  • Biological
  • Thin films
  • Ceramics
  • Metals


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The industry's gold standard in 213 nm solid state laser ablation

The NWR213 is an affordable yet no compromise instrument suitable for a wide range of applications. It is a perfect complement to any ICP, ICP-MS, noble gas or stable isotope mass spectrometer.

APPLICATIONS:
  • Bio-imaging
  • Forensics
  • Geochronology
  • Trace Element Analysis
  • Sample Screening
  • Purity testing
 
  • Material characterization
  • Bulk Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • (Bio-) Imaging/Mapping
  • Depth Profiling
MATERIALS:
  • Biological/plant materials
  • Rocks, minerals, glasses, plastics, powders, biological, thin films, ceramics, metals and alloys
  • Analysis of geological materials, including volcanic glasses, silicate minerals and calcite
 
  • Direct analysis of pressed powders
  • Bulk analysis on metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics
  • Micro-feature analysis on fluid inclusions in quartz and halite
  • Direct micro-analysis on mineral grains
  • Elemental imaging


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Macro laser ablation to provide the lowest detection limits for your bulk analysis application.

Introducing the future of industrial bulk analysis – macro-LA. The NWR266macro with its close to 1mm diameter spot size capability is the ideal laser ablation instrument for bulk analysis by ICP-OES or ICP-MS.

APPLICATIONS:
  • Screening from % levels to ppt
  • Purity testing
  • Material characterization
  • Bulk Analysis
  • Trace element analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • (Bio-) Imaging/Mapping
 
  • Depth Profiling
  • Bulk and inclusion analysis of metals
  • Forensic analysis of plastics, ceramics, paints, glass
  • Biological tissues, tree rings and gels
  • Sulfate/Sulfite analysis
  • Environmental air filters, wear metals, soils analysis
  • Industrial analysis
MATERIALS:
  • Alloys/Metals
  • Industrial Waste
  • Powders
  • Rocks/Minerals
  • Glasses/ Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Biological
  • Thin films


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Dramatically reduce thermal effects to achieve better stoichiometric analysis for the most precise analytical data

Finally, a no-compromise, turnkey, robust and stable femtosecond laser ablation instrument. Ultra-short pulse width all but eliminates thermal effects, ablation shock and heat-affected zone, while giving smaller particle size distribution

APPLICATIONS:
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Elemental/Isotope ratios
  • Purity testing
  • Material characterization
 
  • Bulk Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • (Bio-) Imaging/Mapping
  • Sulfate/Sulfite analysis
  • Depth Profiling
MATERIALS:
  • Rocks/Minerals
  • Analysis of geological materials, including volcanic glasses, silicate minerals, calcite, and sulfate/sulfite
  • Micro-feature analysis on fluid inclusions in quartz and halite
  • Glass/Ceramics
  • Metals/alloys
 
  • Biological/plant materials
  • Plastics, powders, thin films
  • Bulk analysis on metals, alloys, polymers and ceramics
  • Direct micro-analysis on mineral grains
  • Elemental imaging


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A small footprint and rugged stability provide the best mobility options for heating/fusing.

The MIR10 is a compact laser heating/fusing system that operates at 10.6µm to pprovides a versatile method of sampling and analyzing solids for noble gas and isotope-ratio mass spectrometry.

APPLICATIONS:
  • Geochemistry/Geochronology
MATERIALS:
  • Rocks
  • Minerals


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The first instrument designed for the single task of bio-imaging.

Until now traditional laser ablation instruments were developed for a wide range of applications and were not designed to handle the rigors of bio-imaging. Bio-imaging requires lower fluence, better stability and superior sample transport. The NWRimage is designed for the sole task of high resolution, high-speed bio-imaging by LA-ICP-MS.

MARKETS:
  • Biological thin sections for medical research
  • Cellular structure for medical research and binding studies
APPLICATIONS:
  • Elemental Imaging of tissues
  • Elemental imaging of single cells


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