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.
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