Fusions CO2 Stepped Heating System Fu​sions 10.6 CO2 Laser Stepped Heating System​​

​​​​​​​​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 5.5 mm in diameter using a field-proven, RF excited, sealed CO2 laser that can be continuously adjusted in output power to > 50W. Unique beam-flattening technology converts the usual Gaussian beam profile to a flat, uniform heating distribution across the sample.​

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

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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 50 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
  Color CCD camera
Beam Delivery Unit (BDU) Motorized spot selection from ~150µm to 5.5mm
F/O ring light with software controlled variable intensity illuminator
  BDU combines lasers, CCD, and ​​ring light for coaxial/coplanar performance
  Integrated adjustable iris
Motion Control Motion control tower supports and moves the laser, beam delivery unit and optical system over a stationary sample chamber (not included)
  50mm motorized XYZ travel, all axes
  1µm resolution
Electronics 19" Rack Mount Electronics
Enclosure Class IV laser enclosure and mounting hardware​