The physics of laser ablation in microchemical analysis

Richard E. Russo, Xianglei Mao, Samuel S. Mao

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Does a simple preparation method for analyzing subpicomolar quantifies sound too good to be true? Richard Russo, Xianglei Mao, and Samuel Mao at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explain the theory behind laser ablation, a technique that is gaining popularity for solid-state sampling applications.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)70A-77A
JournalAnalytical Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2002


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