Laser Ablation Electrodynamic Ion Funnel for In Situ Mass Spectrometry on Mars
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Tuesday, May 01 2012
A front-end instrument, the laser ablation
ion funnel, was developed, which
would ionize rock and soil samples in the
ambient Martian atmosphere, and efficiently
transport the product ions into a
mass spectrometer for in situ analysis.
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