Discovering Other Worlds
ESI's laser systems enable scientists to determine the age of asteroid fragments at a high level of precision, while also providing vital spatial information on the formation of minerals present in the samples at the micron scale. As a result, scientists can measure isotopic ratios of chemical elements to rapidly calculate the age of asteroids in regions as small as four microns in diameter. This capability provides new insight into the formation of Earth and our early solar system.
ESI’s high-precision laser ablation systems are designed with solid sampling for analytical science in mind. Such systems are used worldwide in applications as diverse as geosciences, forensics, biomedical, materials analysis, semiconductor analysis, archaeological investigation and gem fingerprinting. It can also be applied to environmental sciences and climatology, a fast growing area of scientific interest. By combining high precision, versatility, and advanced technology, ESI’s systems are furthering the analytical sciences industry.