Laser ablation – reflections on a very complex technique for solid sampling

Research paper by Kay Niemax

Indexed on: 01 Jun '01Published on: 01 Jun '01Published in: Fresenius' journal of analytical chemistry


This paper is an attempt to point out the complex correlations between the experimental conditions in solid sampling by lasers. In particular, the influence of the laser properties, the surrounding gas, and the matrix on the analytical results of laser ablation techniques, such as laser induced breakdown spectrometry or laser ablation–ICP–MS, will be discussed.