Benefits of LIBS
· Rapid analysis
· No sample preparation for most samples
· Sensitive (50-100 ppm easily) to a wide range of elements
· Simultaneous reporting of elements
Applications of LIBS
· Materials sorting
· Elemental analysis (quantitative)
· Elemental ratio monitoring (qualitative)
· Quality assurance / Process control
o measurements of feedstocks
o in-process measurements
Photon Machines’ Insight LIBS platform is a rugged LIBS system with everything required to make repeatable measurements in an industrial laboratory. Computer-controlled x-y-z stages interface with real-time video to allow targeting of samples. Users can build repeatable methods for replicate analysis, using custom autosampling interfaces that can be tailored to your specific application. Broadband spectra obtained with the Insight™ allow multi-element sampling at each point.
Analysis spot sizes are user-controlled and can range from 5 microns to 2 mm – covering the range from microanalysis to bulk analysis. Laser wavelength is determined after consideration of the predominant type of samples to be analyzed.
addLIBS™ and Pirouette™ software (Infometrix, Inc.) allow elemental analysis, material sorting and typing, and real-time chemometrics.
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Are you looking for an easy way to get started with LIBS? Are you an educator or researcher wanting to bring LIBS in to your chemistry, materials science, or forensics laboratory at a reasonable cost? The ZAP™ platform may fit your needs. With the same on-board video and Chromium™ driver software as the more expensive Insight™, the ZAP™ comes with an affordable broadband spectrometer and a 50 mJ Nd:YAG laser. addLIBS™ analysis software facilitates calibration with linear, multiple linear regression, and other common analysis methods.