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Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) is an atomic emission spectroscopy technique that uses a high energy laser pulse as the excitation source. The laser atomizes and excites a small amount of material from the sample’s surface (nanogram to picogram quantities), forming a plasma plume that emits light at frequencies characteristic to the elements present in the sample. LIBS is a surface interrogation technique and therefore may not detect species present in the interior of a sample unless the sample is homogenized prior to analysis. The sensitivity of LIBS is in the ppm range, analysis time is essentially real-time, no sample preparation is typically required (unless homogenation is desired), and the technique is considered non-destructive.
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Metrohm (1)
Oxford Instruments (1)
Rigaku Analytical Devices (1)
SciAps, Inc. (2)
Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (1)
TSI, Inc. (1)
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 Niton™ Apollo™

Niton™ Apollo™

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

The Niton™ Apollo™ is a handheld LIBS analyzer. It can identify low alloy/ carbon steels and L and ...

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CHEMLITE™ Laser Metals Analyzer

CHEMLITE™ Laser Metals Analyzer

TSI, Inc.

The ChemLite™ Laser Metals Analyzer is a hand-held LIBS unit used for elemental identification. Poin...

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EOS 500

EOS 500

Bruker Corporation

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Handheld LIBS Analyzer for Metal Alloys

Handheld LIBS Analyzer for Metal Alloys

Oxford Instruments

The handheld LIBS (laser induced breakdown spectroscopy) analyzer, mPulse, is optimized for the rapi...

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KT-100S

KT-100S

Rigaku Analytical Devices

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Metrohm

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Vulcan

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science

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SciAps, Inc.

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SciAps, Inc.

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