Applied Spectra is Presenting at COLA 2019

Applied Spectra, Inc is presenting the state-of-the-art laser ablation technology advances for chemical analysis at the International Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA) 2019.

From Versatile Aurora LIBS Spectrometer to Cutting-edge J200 Femtosecond LA Instrument

COLA 2019 brings researchers from all over the world and the conference serves as a forum to discuss and highlight technical advances in laser ablation fundamentals and applications. The laser ablation is rapidly becoming the key technology being used in novel coating deposition, medical devices, display and semiconductor manufacturing, specialty part cutting and fabrication, and other material fabrication process. The lasers are continuing the advance based on new gain medium and energy amplification technology, allowing a wide range of laser energy, pulse width and repetition rate. 

The advance in laser and detector technology is enabling laser ablation to also become an effective sampling and standalone analytical technology for chemical analysis. The analytical technologies based on laser ablation include LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, LA-ICP-MS (Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry) and Tandem LA- LIBS. These techniques are rapidly becoming main stream, delivering analytical capabilities that are one-of-a-kind and complementary with respect to other techniques. And they are delivering unprecedented speed and eliminating sample preparation, benefiting many industries that are integrating LIBS and Tandem LA – LIBS for in-line and on-line QC.

Applied Spectra, INC is a proud GOLD sponsor of COLA 2019. Visit our booth during COLA 2019. Our scientists would love to interact with you and discuss how LIBS, LA-ICP-MS, and Tandem LA – LIBS technology can be used to meet your analytical needs.

Recommended COLA 2019 Conference program

Oral Session

  • Title: Laser Ablation- Based Techniques LIBS, LA-ICP-MS/OES and LAMIS: An ideal toolbox for direct chemical analysis of solids.
  • Speaker: Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez
  • Location: Valley Isle Ballromm
  • Date and Time: Friday, Sept 13th , 9:00AM-9:15AM

About the talk

The use of Laser Ablation as a sampling tool (LA-ICP-OES or -MS) or as a direct spectroscopy analysis technique (LIBS or LAMIS) has become a very significant technology in particular for the analysis of solid samples. Among the most significant advantages are no chemical procedures for dissolution which reduces the risk of contamination or sample loss, analysis of tiny samples not separable for solution analysis and, in the case of solid samples, determination of spatial distributions of elemental composition. However, each of these approaches has been primarily implemented independently. For example, to obtain isotopic information the technique of choice has been LA-ICP-MS, and for major elements and/or elements that are impossible to detect by ICP-MS, LIBS is usually the best choice among them. This presentation describes several applications that involved the combination of two or more of these Laser Ablation-based approaches to the chemical analysis of solid samples. For example, in the field of geochemistry (trace metal distribution by LA-ICP-MS and H, and O by LIBS), biology (mapping of tissue samples and detection of major and trace elements), and material science (depth profile analysis of alloys samples to study the effect of environmental conditions).

Poser Presentation

  • Title: Improvement in analytical performance of Laser AblationInductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP-OES) using the correlation with emission from the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)
  • Poster No: #321
  • Presenter: Dr. Jhanis Gonzalez, Applied Spectra Inc.
  • Location: Lahaina Meeting Rooms
  • Date and Time: Thursday, September 12

Notable Presentations from Our Research Collaborators at COLA 2019

Oral Session 14

  • Title: Degradation of Modern Art Materials: comprehensive examination by the combined use of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS
  • Speaker: Dr. Andreas Limbeck, TU Wien, Institute of Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Austria
  • Location: Valley Isle Ballromm
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 13th , 9:15-9:30 AM

Poster Presentation

  • Title: ABF-based Solid Sample Transformation for Quantitative Elemental Analysis by LIBS and LA-ICP-MS
  • Poster No: #322
  • Presenter: Dr. Yanbei Zhu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
  • Location: Lahaina Meeting Rooms
  • Date and Time: Thursday, September 12th