Laser elemental mass analysis at large distances

De Young, Russell J.; Wen Situ
May 1994
Applied Physics Letters;5/30/1994, Vol. 64 Issue 22, p2943
Academic Journal
Examines the characteristics of ions from laser-produced plasmas and the determination of elemental mass spectrum. Use of a Nd:YAG laser to produce a plasma on targets of aluminum, copper, germanium, silver, and a lunar simulant; Demonstration of the ability to analyze targets at remote distances; Measurement of laser intensity.


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