Analyte HE

The Analyte HE offers excimer technology at 193 nm with all the analytical capabilities you require, delivering finely controlled, “homogenized-flat” ablations with high sensitivity and split second response. “Fire-on-the-fly” lasing that is synchronized to the stage motion, combined with fast washout ablation cells, make precision depth profiling of spots, lines and areas possible and enables high spatial resolution elemental mapping.

Equipped with a high definition, color GigE camera on a high magnification, optical zoom video-microscope, the viewing system is capable of resolving 2 μm features. Flexible lighting systems, rotating cross-polarizers and software selectable camera settings give the user enhanced viewing capabilities.

With enough energy to ablate even the most challenging materials, the Analyte HE allows you to confidently analyze all materials, including hard quartz and resilient carbonates. The beam energy profile is homogenized to ensure uniform ablations across the entire range of spot sizes and on a wide range of materials.

Key Features

  • Ultra-short 193 nm wavelength
  • Up to 50 J/cm2 fluence ablates all materials, including quartz and fluorite
  • Optical homogenization of the laser beam for uniform flat ablations
  • Sealed gas cabinet 
  • 100 × 100 mm stage travel as standard, 150 x 150 travel option available
  • Synchronized “fire-on-the-fly” lasing for the ultimate depth control during ablation
  • Independent video and lasing optical element for optimal viewing and crater quality
  • Aperture imaged spots ranging from 2 μm to 175 μm
  • 30 apertures as standard; custom masks available
  • HelEx II active 2-volume ablation cell as standard​


Application Areas 

  • Environmental Analysis
  • Geological Analysis
    • Isotope Ratios
    • Fluid Inclusions 
    • Geochronology
  • Forensics
  • Isotope Fingerprinting
  • Imaging/Mapping
  • Depth Profiling
  • (Paleo-)thermometry

Example Materials

  • Quartz
  • Fluorite
  • Calcite / Aragonite
  • Transparent Glasses
  • Bone / Fossils
  • Zircons
  • Ceramics
  • Plastics
  • Thin Coatings
  • Various Minerals