LA-ICP-MS Industry Leader to Introduce Two New Geoscience Products at Goldschmidt Conference


NASHUA, N.H. - Resonetics, LLC, manufacturer of 193 nm excimer laser ablation equipment designed specifically for LA-ICP-MS, will introduce two new products at the upcoming 22nd Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Montreal.

Resonetics is expanding its highly successful RESOlution geological product line with the new RESOchron double-dating instrument. Partnering with Australian Scientific Instruments, Pty., Ltd. (ASI), the company is developing a unique hybrid instrument for U-Th-Pb-He dating and trace element analysis. RESOchron is an integrated, in-situ micro-analytical instrument that is capable of rapid, computer-controlled, automated U-Th-Pb-He analysis of multiple grains allowing for faster, less expensive and routine application of double-dating in industrial and academic research. Areas of application include exploration for oil, gas and diamonds, as well as tectonics research. The RESOchron comprises a helium extraction and measurement module based on the Alphachron design by ASI, a 193 nm excimer laser ablation module based on the RESOlution, and dual UHV and gas flow-through sample cells by Laurin Technic.

The second product is the new S155 large format sample cell from Laurin Technic. Developed by Michael Shelley, a pioneer in LA-ICP-MS instrumentation, this larger cell expands the utility of smaller cells and allows use of sample holders of up to 155 x 105 mm. A two-volume design ensures very short washout times, outstanding sensitivity, a highly uniform signal and minimal fractionation.

The Goldschmidt Conference will be held at the Palais des Congres de Montreal in Montreal, Canada from June 24 - 29, 2012. Resonetics will be exhibiting in Booth #113, where technical staff will be available for detailed discussion.

About Resonetics, LLC

Resonetics is the largest solutions provider of laser micromachining products and services in the world. The RESOlution product line was co-developed with Dr. Wolfgang Muller at Royal Holloway University of London in collaboration with Michael Shelley of Laurin Technic and Ashley Norris of Norris Software and is designed specifically for LA-ICP-MS applications in the geosciences. The RESOchronconcept was developed in cooperation with Dr. Brent McInnes, Director of the John de Laeter Centre at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. The prototype instrument was funded by the AuScope Australian Geophysical Observation System program. The Alphachronis manufactured under license from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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CONTACT: Maureen Christenson, +1-603-886-6772, mchristenson@resonetics.com

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