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System and method for high precision isotope ratio destructive analysis

United States Patent

July 2, 2013
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A system and process are disclosed that provide high accuracy and high precision destructive analysis measurements for isotope ratio determination of relative isotope abundance distributions in liquids, solids, and particulate samples. The invention utilizes a collinear probe beam to interrogate a laser ablated plume. This invention provides enhanced single-shot detection sensitivity approaching the femtogram range, and isotope ratios that can be determined at approximately 1% or better precision and accuracy (relative standard deviation).
Bushaw; Bruce A. (Richland, WA), Anheier; Norman C. (Richland, WA), Phillips; Jon R. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
13/ 050,546
March 17, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING RIGHTS TO INVENTION MADE UNDER FEDERALLY-SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.