Recently, the laser plasma ionization process of the laser Probe Mass Spectrograph permitted one to obtain quantitative information on the fluid inclusions and trace distributions in ores. Indeed laser ionization provides the physical conditions for a substantial application in the Local Thermodynamical Equilibrium (LTE) model. Other geological information in the case of micro-analysis on the quartz, fluorite, and zircon has also been obtained.
Eloy, J. F.
"Geological Applications of Ionization LTE Model in Laser Probe Mass Spectrometry,"
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Vol. 1985
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/electron/vol1985/iss2/8