Ambient infrared laser ablation mass spectrometry (AIRLAB-MS) with plume capture by continuous flow solvent probe


UC Berkeley researchers and others developed a new experimental setup for spatially resolved ambient infrared laser ablation mass spectrometry (AIR LAB-MS) that uses an infrared microscope with an infinity-corrected reflective objective and a continuous flow solvent probe coupled to a Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometer is described.



The transfer efficiency is significantly higher than the values reported for similar techniques.

Potential Applications

  • laser ablation and mass spectrometry
  • devices for plume capture of laser-ablated samples for mass spectrometry and spectroscopy

Contact Information

Name: Terri Sale


Phone: 510-643-4219