Resonance ionization spectroscopy
Hurst, G. Samuel Institute of Resource Ionization Spectroscopy, Knoxville, Tennessee.
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A form of atomic and molecular spectroscopy in which wavelength-tunable lasers are used to remove electrons from (ionize) a given kind of atom or molecule. Laser-based resonance ionization spectroscopy (RIS) methods have been developed and used with ionization detectors, such as proportional counters, to detect single atoms. Resonance ionization spectroscopy can be combined with mass spectrometers to provide analytical systems for a wide range of applications, including physics, chemistry, materials sciences, medicine, and the environmental sciences.
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