Applied Spectra, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Dr. Richard E. Russo. As a pioneer in the study and development of laser ablation and LIBS at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for almost 30 years. Applied Spectra, Inc. is a leading supplier of analytical instruments. We stand at the forefront of laser ablation (LA) based elemental analysis techniques, with our world-class scientific and engineering teams. Applied Spectra simplifies the process of elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Our technology offers a compelling value proposition over traditional chemical analysis methods, which are slower and frequently involve destroying the sample and generating toxic chemical waste by-products.

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46665 Fremont Blvd. , Fremont , CA 94538 USA

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Business Type:
Manufacturer
Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
2004
Employees:
11-100

Powerful, Customizable LIBS and LA-ICP-MS Products

Applied Spectra’s comprehensive and highly customizable product portfolio gives our customers a wide range of LA-based analytical solutions. Customers maximize their initial capital investment with respect to the required analytical performance.

Our products deliver elemental and isotopic detection capabilities from ppm down to ppb level across virtually all elements in the periodic table. The versatile J200 Series LIBS and J200 Series LA-ICP-MS platforms are designed to allow the use of different laser parameters for sample analysis, thus extending the applicability of ASI's instruments over a wide range of sample matrices.

Customers and Markets

  • Environmental & Ecology Analysis: hazardous substance, soils, plants, and carbon cycle research
  • Alternative energy manufacturing: solar cells, next-generation batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells
  • Forensic science:substance discrimination, counterfeit analysis, trace evidence, document examination, and
    geographic source analysis
  • Analytical researchers: Development of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS analytical methodss, and supporting the R&D community.

Consulting

Our scientific team delivers state-of-the-art technical consulting on laser ablation applications, including: elemental analysis, micromachining, fabrication of nano- and micrometer-sized particles with specific composition, tissue ablation, material fabrication and thin-film deposition.

Applied Spectra's vision is to be the premiere analytical instrumentation manufacturer based on laser ablation technology.

Our products:

  • Improve the analytical measurement experience for the end user with highly automated analytical protocols
  • Make the analytical technology directly accessible to the end user
  • Enable 'green' analytical solutions for our customers.

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At the Forefront of Elemental Chemical Analysis

Applied SpectraApplied Spectra, Inc. (ASI) is the leading supplier of analytical instruments using laser ablation (LA) technology. We've assembled a world-class scientific team whose members are truly the experts in LA-based chemical analysis. Our customers don't just buy an instrument, they buy the very best best scientific and technical support team.

ASI's products simplify elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results that are environmentally friendly. Our technology offers compelling advantages over traditional chemical analysis methods, which are slower and frequently involve destroying the sample while generating toxic chemical waste by-products.

Our History

Applied Spectra, Inc. was founded in 2004 by Dr. Richard E. Russo. As a pioneer in the study and development of laser ablation and LIBS at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for almost 30 years, Dr. Russo realized that laser ablation (LA-ICP-MS and LIBS) could provide tremendous value for customers engaged in chemical analysis.

We established an application laboratory and manufacturing facility in Fremont, California to provide state-of-art instruments for clean chemical analysis. Since its inception, the company has been awarded eight SBIR/STTR contracts from the United States Department of Defense, Department of Energy and NASA.

Our company is proud to have the largest install base of commercial benchtop LIBS instruments in the world. Applied Spectra developed the first commercially successful femtosecond LA instrument based on Ytterbium diode pumped technology. Now we also provide the innovative and powerful J200 Tandem LA–LIBS instrument that combines LIBS and LA-ICP-MS capabilities into one platform.

Customers and Markets

  • Environmental & Ecology Analysis: detecting contaminants, hazardous substances, and studying the carbon cycle
  • Alternative Energy Manufacturing: solar cells, next-generation batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells
  • Forensic Science: substance discrimination, counterfeit analysis, trace evidence, document examination, and
    geographic source analysis
  • Analytical Research: development of LIBS and LA-ICP-MS analytical protocols, supporting R&D community