New Wave ESI has recently launched the world’s mot integrated Femtosecond laser ablation systems (available in Australia from Kenelec Scientific ). It offers an extremely high level of hardware and software integration, easily controlled and managed through New Wave's compatible software package.
The laser ablation systems are available in three different wavelength models: 800nm, 266nm and 200nm. All of these deliver a range of spot sizes with repetition rates varying between 1 and 10 Hz.
New Wave's Product Manager, Damon Green, explained; “The sole reason that this system was developed was to allow those users with only a rudimentary grasp of laser physics access to the very latest technology. Experienced laser ablation specialists who require minimal fractionation and the very best analytical precision for their isotope ratio measurements have previously been put off buying femtosecond lasers due to their inherent complexities. What we have here is a system with a simple software interface which is remarkably similar to that of our existing family of lasers, all delivered in a one box solution.”