Laser Ablation System


Laser Ablation System
Coherent Inc

For in situ sampling of solid biological, geological or industrial materials by ablating a spot at a particular location of interest or by ablating a line raster across the sample surface. 

  • 193 nm excimer laser
  • 4 to 150 micron aperture beam size
  • Sample cell holder accomodates 25 mm or 10 mm round polished epoxy mounts or petrographic thin sections

Research Facility

Laser Ablation ICPMS Laboratory – Micro Analysis Facility (MAF) CREAIT Network
Memorial University
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)

Located in Memorial University's Bruneau Centre, the laboratory specializes in the direct analysis of biological, geological or industrial materials for trace element microanalyses.

The solid material is sampled directly by a laser system coupled to either a Thermo ELEMENT XR ICPMS for general trace element analyses and U-Pb geochronology applications or a Thermo NEPTUNE Multicollector ICPMS for precise isotope ratio analyses.

Housing two ICPMS in the same lab allows split-stream measurements to be performed, where analyses are done simultaneously by both instruments on a given sample (e.g., U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotopic ratios from the same laser spot in zircon).

  • Astronomy and Physics
  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Environmental and Earth Sciences
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Mining, Minerals and Metals

Industry Liaison Officer

Matt Grimes
Technology Commercialization Officer


Brent Myron Primary Contact
Manager of Operations - CREAIT Network
Rebecca Lam
Research Laboratory Coordinator

Markus Wälle
Research Laboratory Coordinator

Date submitted: Tue, Sep 25, 2018 3:50 PM
Date updated: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 8:43 PM

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