Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

LIBS method
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Schematic representation of the LIBS method.
2D image element analysis
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The system's powerful evaluation algorithms enable fast and precise analyses of the occurrence and concentrations of the elements in the measuring spot of the examined sample.

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy is an innovative and universal measuring method for the analysis of the composition of a wide variety of materials. With the help of a laser, a very small sample volume is vaporized and ionized. The light emission of this plasma is specific for each element and is recorded by a spectrometer. From the obtained spectra, extensive evaluations of the composition of the sample can be done.

In combination with powerful evaluation algorithms, the LIBS technology enables very fast and precise multi-element analyses and offers the following advantages:

  • Measurement of the element distribution in the volume and on the surface within seconds
  • Determination of all (also light) elements possible
  • No sample preparation necessary
  • Even hot samples can be measured
  • Very good spatial resolution due to small measuring spot
  • High measuring frequency for fast measurements despite high measuring point density
  • 3D surface measurement allows measurement of irregularly shaped samples
  • Sample size up to 600 x 400 x 140 mm

    We develop specific LIBS methods for your process application.