Applied Spectra Scientists' Pioneering Research Published in Spectrochimica Acta, Part B

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FREMONT, Calif. (February 10, 2011) — Two members of Applied Spectra's world-class scientific team co-authored an article entitled "Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry (LAMIS)," which has been published on-line in Spectrochimica Acta, Part B. This pioneering work is the result of collaborative efforts by Applied Spectra, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and NASA-Ames Research Center.

The article describes a new method of performing optical isotopic analysis in ambient air at atmospheric pressure. The new method —LAMIS— is an advanced modification of LIBS; it can determine not only chemical composition but also isotopic ratios of elements in the sample. Analysis can be performed from a distance and in real time. No sample preparation or pre-treatment is required. Detection of the isotopes of hydrogen, boron, carbon, and oxygen are discussed to illustrate the technique.

Click here to link to the article's abstract. Copies of the article can be requested from Applied Spectra via .

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