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 Application Areas

Application Areas

  • Geochronometry
  • Noble Gas Isotope Ratio Analysis
  • Thermochronometry
  • 4He/3He Dating

Example Materials


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Sp​ecification Title Specification Details
Laser 55 W RF-excited water cooled CO2 laser with controller & power supply
  Continuously variable power from ~1W to max. output over 5000 steps
  Water flow interlock
Viewing Optics and Video Video zoom microscope with anti-glare during fusions for live images
  Motorized zoom magnification video microscope
  FOV from 5.3mm to 34mm (Horizontal)
  Color CCD camera
Beam Delivery Unit (BDU) Motorized spot selection from ~125µm to 5mm
F/O ring light with software controlled variable intensity illuminator
  BDU combines lasers, CCD, ring light and power meter for coaxial/coplanar performance
  Integrated adjustable iris
Motion Control Motion control tower supports and moves the laser, beam delivery unit, optical system and pyrometer over a stationary sample chamber (not included)
  52mm motorized XYZ travel, all axes
  1µm resolution
  3-axis PC and Macintosh compatible stage motor controllers
Electronics 19" Rack Mount Electronics
Enclosure Class IV laser enclosure and mounting hardware​


Configured for 40Ar-39Ar geochronology analyses in conjunction with a noble gas mass spectrometer, the Fusions CO2 allows for the targeting and controlled (stepped) heating of mineral samples including feldspars and muscovites, in sections and grains, to their fusion point.

The Fusions CO2 has the capacity to irradiate sample surface areas up to 5.0 mm in diameter using a field-proven, RF excited, sealed CO2 laser that can be continuously adjusted in output power to > 55W. Unique beam-flattening technology converts the usual Gaussian beam profile to a flat, uniform energy distribution across the sample.​

The Fusions CO2 is a fully integrated system including laser, coaxial beam delivery unit, built-in power meter, motorized zoom video microscope, XYZ motion control stages, variable spot size and ring light illumination for precision, line-of-sight imaging and targeting.