Latest Advances in Direct Laser Ablation Solid Analysis highlighted at SCIX 2016

SCIX 2016

Applied Spectra at Booth #87 at SCIX 2016, September 18-23

LA-ICP-MS and LIBS are picking up momentum as the powerful analytical techniques for elemental and isotopic analysis.  Fueled by an innovative instrument platform and sophisticated data processing tools, these techniques are seeing surging adoption in a wide range of analytical applications. At SCIX 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 18-23, explore Applied Spectra’s full suite of laser ablation analytical instruments.

See how the J200 Series instruments can do the best analytical research and enable different industrial applications based on LA-ICP-MS and LIBS. If you have not discovered J200 Tandem LA – LIBS technology,  come to our “What’s Hot Vendor Presentation” and learn how this amazing instrument combines LIBS and LA-ICP-MS to increase concentration dynamic range, cover the entire periodic table, and extract more chemical information to improve your analysis results.

What’s Hot Vendor Presentation

J200 Tandem LA-LIBS: Landmark LA Innovation for Measuring Every Elements in the Periodic Table with Laser Pulses

  • Time: Wednesday Sept. 21st, 12:30 PM
  • Location: Exhibit Hall
  • Organizer and Presider: Mike Colucci, Ph.D, Director of Sales, Americas


Applied Spectra’s Sponsored Sessions at SCiX 2016

Applied Spectra is proud to sponsor and highlight several technical sessions that you need to check out to learn the latest advances in LIBS and LA-ICP-MS.  Information about these events from the SCiX program is highlighted, below. Session days and details are highlighted in green.


  • Time: Monday morning (Sept. 19th), 9:15 to 10:55 AM
  • Location: Greenway J
  • Organizer and Presider: Dr. Derrick Quarles Jr.

This session highlights LIBS imaging capability for metals, mineral ores, nuclear samples as well as other samples of recent analytical interest.

9:35 am  (26) Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for High Resolution Mapping of Core Samples

Francisco Lopez-Linares2, C. Derrick Quarles Jr.1, Toni Miao2, Laura Poirier2, Jhanis J. Gonzalez13; 1Applied Spectra, Inc., 2Chevron Energy Technology Company, Richmond, CA, USA, 3Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

9:55 am (27) Role of Interfacial Plasma Separation and Mixing Processes in Three-Dimensional Chemical Imaging with Femtosecond LIBS
Vassilia Zorba1, Ran Hai1, Xianglei Mao1, Richard Russo1; 1Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



  • Time: Monday afternoon (Sept. 19th), 1:20 to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Greenway A
  • Organizer and Presider: Dr. Jorge Pisonero

This session features emerging and hot applications of LA-ICP-MS that include single particle analysis, soil sediments, and bio-imaging.

2:20 (147) Climate Variability in the Northwest Iberian Peninsula during the Last Millenium Based on LA-ICP-MS Analysis of Speleothems Records

Miguel Iglesias1, Jorge Pisonero1, Wolfgang Muller3, Hai Cheng 2, 4, R. Lawrence Edwards2, Heather Stoll1; 1University of Oviedo, Geology Department, Oviedo, Spain; 2University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN; 3Royal Holloway University of London, Department of Earth Sciences, Egham, UK.; 4Xian Jiaotong University, Institute of Global Environmental Change, Xian, China.



  • Time: Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 20th), 1:20 to 3:00 PM
  • Location: Greenway A
  • Organizer and Presider: Dr. Jorge Pisonero

This session emphasizes the use of femtosecond laser ablation for LA-ICP-MS, new laser sampling approaches such as Tandem LA – LIBS, and mapping analysis of rice grains and plant metabolite.

2:00pm (389) Solid Sample Analysis by a Tandem LIBS and LA-ICP-MS System: Use of Chemometrics Tools for Data Reduction and Interpretation

Jhanis Gonzalez1,2; 1L. Berkeley National Lab, 2Applied Spectra, Inc.



  • Time: Tuesday morning (Sept. 20th), 9:15 to 10:55 AM
  • Location: Greenway D
  • Organizer and Presider: Dr. Andrew Duffin

This session will discuss various analytical techniques used in nuclear forensic analysis that include femtosecond laser ablation sampling, absorption spectroscopy, extreme ultraviolet mass spectrometry, and other spectroscopic techniques.

10:15am (292) Rapid Debris Analysis via Femtosecond Laser Ablation Sampling

Enables rapid (~a few hours) analysis of nuclear explosion debris.
Jesse Ward1, Andrew Duffin1, Gregory Eiden1; 1Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


Must-See Poster Presentations at SCIX 2016

Tuesday Poster Session: 11:00am – 12:00pm, Exhibit Hall

Poster Board #32

Facilitating diatomic metal oxide formation in femtosecond-laser-induced plasmas; Yonghoon Lee12, Xianglei Mao1, George C.-Y. Chan1, Jhanis J. Gonzalez1, Richard E. Russo1, Vassilia Zorba1; 1Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA 94720, United States, 2Department of Chemistry, Mokpo National University, Jeonnam 534-729, Republic of Korea

Poster Board #33

Accurate analysis of sulfur in edible salts by using laser-ablation sampling; Yonghoon Lee12, Jose Chirinos3, Jhanis Gonzalez14, Dayana Oropeza1, Vassilia Zorba1, Xianglei Mao1, Jonghyun Yoo4, Richard E. Russo1; 1Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA 94720, United States, Berkeley CA 94720, United States, 2Department of Chemistry, Mokpo National University, Jeonnam 534-729, Republic of Korea, 3Escuela de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Central de Venezuela 1041a, Venezuela