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

Tech ID: 24239 / UC Case 2014-210-0

Patent Status

Country Type Number Dated Case
United States Of America Issued Patent 9,805,921 10/31/2017 2014-210

Brief Description

UC Berkeley researchers and others developed a new experimental setup for spatially resolved ambient infrared laser ablation mass spectrometry (AIRLAB-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. 

Suggested uses

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


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

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  • Williams, Evan R.

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