We propose an ultra trace analysis approach for 26Al by high-resolution Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry (RIMS) using a pulsed narrow band-width Ti:Sapphire laser. For ensuring efficient ionization and high isotopic selectivity in RIMS of Al, we developed an injection seeded pulsed Ti:Sapphire laser with high repetition rate operation at up to 10 kHz. The laser produced an output power of 2 W and a spectral band-width of ≈20 MHz with a repetition rate of 7 kHz. A first demonstration of its performance was done by detecting stable 27Al using RIMS.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering