DOE Phase I SBIR Grant will Advance LAMIS Technology

Laser Ablation

LAMIS uses the energy of a high-powered laser beam to ablate a tiny spot on a sample, creating a plasma plume for spectroscopic analysis that reveals chemical elements and their isotopes.

FREMONT, Calif. (Feb 22, 2012) – Applied Spectra announced today that the company has been awarded a Phase I SBIR grant by the US Department of Energy (DOE) to advance LAMIS (Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry) technology for environmental applications.

LAMIS is a powerful spectroscopic technique, co-developed with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in which the molecular emission from laser ablation plasma is used for isotopic analysis. LAMIS can enable fast and sample-preparation-free determination of isotopic ratios of elements (such as carbon and nitrogen) that are critical for understanding terrestrial ecosystems and atmospheric changes.

Dr. Alexander Bolshakov, from Applied Spectra’s industry-leading scientific team will lead the technology development effort for the DOE project.

Other News and Awards for LAMIS Technology

LAMIS was highlighted in a News Center article at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in March, 2012.
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Additionally, LAMIS won a FACSS Innovation Award during the SCIX 2011 Conference in Reno, NV.