Applied Spectra Inc. RESOlution-SE 193nm Excimer Laser
The Applied Spectra Inc. RESOlution-SE 193nm laser ablation accessory is coupled with AMSEC's ICPMS and offers the ability to analyze trace elements in solid samples. The accessory features a 193nm deep UV ArF class IV excimer laser capable of operating in many modes. It can be used to scan across a surface in any pattern, or it can be used to drill into a sample to determine elemental quantification as the laser moves down in the sample. The laser is capable of operating from 1 Hz up to 100 Hz and has a very high sample fluence, so attenuators are often utilized.
AMSEC utilizes NIST standard glasses for calibration among other available standards. This is considered a destructive technique. For more information on this technique, contact the lab manager.