Laser ablation (LA) ICP-MS is used for the direct surface analysis of solid samples. The Agilent 7700 Series’ high sensitivity, fast detection and 9 orders dynamic range makes it perfectly suited to laser ablation analysis of a wide range of samples. With sequence control via ICP-MS Mass Hunter software workstation, LA-ICP-MS is highly flexible and can be used to ablate a single spot for inclusion analysis, “raster” (moving track) for bulk analysis, or for precise depth profiling studies. Direct solid sampling is beneficial in the analysis of archeological and forensic samples, and for elemental distribution or zonation studies in geochemistry, bio-imaging and environmental monitoring. Further technical details
on LA-ICP-MS are available.