Laser Mass Analyser in the Configuration of a Multi-purpose Transportable Mass Spectrometric System for Express Environmental Analysis: Applicability and Analytical Limitations

  • Biana Simeonova
  • Lubomir Simeonov
  • George Managadze
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The paper is related generally to the problematic of environmental analysis. Presented are laboratory results, obtained in the process of adaptation for earth application of a miniature laser time-of-flight analyzer, originally created for the purposes of space research on board of a lander. The earth-based version of the instrument is intended to serve as a core analyzer of a universal and multi-purpose transportable mass spectrometric complex for express environmental analysis. The general conclusions about the environmental applicability of the instrument, which analytical performance is qualitative and semi-quantitative, is that the laser spectrometer is acceptable to perform an express mass analysis of environmental samples.


space research instrumentation earth-based applicability laser massspectrometry express environmental analysis elemental isotopic analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Biana Simeonova
    • 1
  • Lubomir Simeonov
    • 2
  • George Managadze
    • 3
  1. 1.Solar Terrestrial Influences LaboratoryBulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of ElectronicsBulgarian Academy of SciencesBulgaria
  3. 3.Space Research InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesRussia

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