Laboratory samples

Sensors for universities and research institutions Universal analysis of inhomogeneous sample material and chemical distribution

Determining the elemental distribution in a sample is critical for many applications in geology or material science, e.g. for the analysis of chemical segregation or inclusions.

For these tasks, we developed the FiberLIBS lab. It enables large-scale two-dimensional chemical mapping of sample surfaces with high spatial resolution.

Advantages of the LIBS technology

  • High measurement speed
  • No sample preparation
  • Analysis of almost all elements

Customer benefits

  • Large-scale chemical mapping (300 mm x 400 mm)
  • Evaluation reports at the touch of a button
  • Detailed 2D element maps
  • Non-flat surfaces are welcome
  • No need for laser safety (laser class 1)

Please contact us for additional information and further application examples.

Sensors for metal industry Analysis of segregations and inclusions

The metalLIBS offers two-dimensional mapping of metallic surfaces. These maps can be combined with video images of the integrated camera system.

Typical applications are the analysis of segregations and inclusions.

Advantages of the LIBS technology

  • Fast, precise analysis
  • No or little sample preparation
  • Element mapping in 2D or 3D

Sensors for glass industry Analysis of glass inclusions

Inhomogeneities and inclusions are persistent disruptive factors in glass manufacturing. Knowledge of their type and origin could be essential for process optimization. The FiberLIBS lab enables those inclusion analyses even including light elements such as lithium.

Advantages of the LIBS technology

  • Fast and precise chemical mapping
  • Little sample preparation
  • Conclusive Results for process optimization

Customer benefits

  • Defects identified by the camera system are targeted and analyzed by LIBS. The elemental composition of the defect could hint at its origin.
  • Scanning of the sample surface generates a 2D chemical map of the glass surface.
  • A 3D evaluation is made possible by multiple measurements on the same position.
  • Colors can be assigned to specific spectral lines to create conclusive false color plots of the element distribution.