Latest research: Optimisation of fast quantification of fluorine content using handheld LIBS

Expanding the world of handheld analysis with SciAps LIBS Fluorine quantification is difficult using conventional techniques since it usually includes heavy sample preparation such as dissolution.  Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) provides a multi-element detection that has been successfully used to ...

Expanding Global Soil Management with SciAps Handheld LIBS

A prototype of the platform that will integrate the LIBS sensor in the future. Courtesy BonaRes/I4S Handheld LIBS makes it possible to analyze every square meter of soil, in place and in real time. Courtesy BonaRes/I4S LIBS emerges as a ...

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SciAps NDT demo and training program – new!

Trade shows are cancelled, travel is discouraged, visitors are banned... But Material Verification must go on! SciAps is pleased to offer a health-friendly way to continue your material verification program. Announcing SciAps new remote demo and training program. Demo it ...

SciAps scrap demo and training program – new!

No ISRI scrap convention?! You can’t go to ISRI and you can’t get an on-site demo. But you still have metal to sort. Now what? Announcing SciAps new remote demo and training program. Demo it via the web. Buy it now. ...

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New! SciAps live video training during COVID-19

How can I get my hands on that advanced XRF? If you were waiting for a conference to get up close with an analyzer, the unfortunate public health crisis has shut down that opportunity. This has left a lot of ...

L-grade stainless verification on small parts? No problem

SciAps LIBS can do small parts because of our small aperture and well designed argon purge The SciAps LIBS (laser) unit is especially designed for handling curved surfaces and small parts. The device uses a small exit aperture and a patented ...

Need economical geochemistry? Use SciAps handheld apps

Discover sophisticated tools with the power to create advanced geochemistry analytical methods SciAps apps-based analyzers are ready to go for critical geochemistry applications. Take advantage of our Android operating system and the apps-based smartphone culture that everyone knows, including real time ...

SciAps Can Meet Refinery Residual Requirements in Steel

The SciAps Z LIBS (laser) is the only handheld analyzer that can measure every element and meet all of the residual requirements for HF alkylation units in refineries. Not only can the Z determine the sum of Cr, Ni, and Cu ...

As shown spectrally, in an argon environment rather than air, signals are many times larger, thus yielding superior analytical performance.

The Periodic Table – Measured with a Handheld

Measure virtually every element, in almost any material, with a handheld analyzer. That’s the power of the SciAps Z handheld LIBS system. Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an established laboratory technique for elemental analysis that SciAps has succeeded in miniaturizing. The ...

Carbon Boy Fly Z200C+

The World’s First Handheld for Key Element Carbon

Putting carbon identification in the palm of the hand has been key for advancing applications across every industry. The SciAps Z is the world’s only handheld analyzer that measures carbon across every use: finding total organic carbon (TOC) in soils, identifying preg-robbing ...

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Industry Driven: LIBS lifetime free training

We’ve got your back with LIBS lifetime basic operational training.  What does that look like? Here’s true customer story from a recent training in the western U.S. One of the added benefits of buying SciAps LIBS analyzers is the lifetime ...

Get the NASCAR Experience

Get the handheld analyzers you need and the NASCAR experience you want! Give your customers an experience they'll never forget -- contact us about the right combination of handheld XRF and LIBS (laser) analyzers for fast, accurate tests for your industry. ...

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How did you spend your weekend?

How did you spend your Saturday? We were PMI testing a retired Boeing 747. The benefit of handheld LIBS Vidal Dias, SciAps sales representative, demonstrated the ease and benefit of having the power of a laser in the palm of his ...

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Kripke Guarantees Aluminum Shipments with SciAps LIBS

Kripke Guarantees Aluminum Shipments with SciAps LIBS Woburn, Mass., Feb. 1, 2020 — Kripke Enterprises, Inc. a leading recycler of aluminum alloys, now utilizes the SciAps handheld LIBS analyzer to certify that aluminum products meet chemistry specifications critical for fine grade sorting. ...

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Newly Published Research: Handheld LIBS Provides a Fast and Easy Method to Trace Gold

Breaking news: Handheld LIBS is relevant to gold traceability and is simple to use in the field. A new study published as a Technical Note in the Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry (JAAS) demonstrates LIBS as a fast and easy …

X-505 XRF Analyzer Gun Scrapper New for 2020

X-505 Handheld XRF: The Latest Breakthrough from SciAps

Woburn, Mass., Jan 28, 2020 — SciAps announces the release of the X-505—the second addition to its new product line featuring the smallest, lightest weight handheld X-ray analyzers made and addressing the specific needs of NDT/PMI, scrap, mining, environmental, and general analytical industries. ...

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Complying with PHMSA Mega Rule for Oil and Gas Pipelines

Handheld LIBS helps pipeline operators comply with the PHMSA "Mega Rule." SciAps Z-200 C+ measures carbon, carbon equivalents for in-field pipeline materials in seconds. The “Z” is a handheld laser-based analyzer weighing < 4.5 lbs., battery included, that measures carbon ...

SciAps XRF and LIBS Serving Every Industry

SciAps handheld LIBS and handheld XRF are working around the world, serving every industry. Field Research Measuring lead in water with XRF at Notre Dame University Identifying conflict minerals with LIBS in New Mexico Elemental analysis with LIBS at Western ...

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Measuring Lead in Tap Water with Handheld XRF

Dr. Marya Lieberman, an analytical chemist at University of Notre Dame, was driving to work early in 2017 when she heard a story that changed the course of her work. NPR shared a Reuters investigative story revealing that thousands of areas in ...

SciAps LIBS: A game-changer for handheld carbon analysis

SciAps LIBS is a game-changer for handheld carbon analysis of sheets, pipes and tubes. A recent interview with David Sear from Stainless Steel World News offers the inside scoop on why carbon is key to alloy verification for so many in ...

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PMI Challenges? SciAps XRF Apps Are Ready To Go

PMI is not just about alloy grade verification anymore. Operators must measure chemistry precisely to verify in-spec material, or ultra-low levels of specific alloy elements or contaminant metals like residuals. In some cases a 1-2 second “single beam” test suffices. ...

SciAps Alternative to TSI ChemLite and ChemLite + LIBS Analyzers

The TSI ChemLite was a good handheld LIBS analyzer. We know because we’ve competed against it for years, and we congratulate the LIBS team at TSI for developing and marketing such an impressive product. Due to events out of their ...

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Handheld LIBS for Geological Field Research

SciAps LIBS Used in Lunar Simulation Funded by Canadian Space Agency Researchers recently used SciAps handheld LIBS Z-300 in a lunar analog simulation that will be a resource for future missions to the moon. The Canadian Space Agency funded the ...

Handheld LIBS Academic Loaner: Conflict Minerals

SciAps Z-300 will measure every element in the periodic table—yes, even hydrogen! We frequently loan handheld LIBS units for a few weeks or a month to academic researchers from the U.S. and Canada, so that they can perform a study ...

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Newly Published Research: LIBS as an Emerging Analytical Tool for Mineral Exploration

Breaking news: Handheld LIBS provides field capability to acquire low‐cost geochemical analyses in real time. A just-released publication in Minerals, in special issue Novel Methods and Applications for Mineral Exploration, the authors demonstrate how LIBS is ideally suited for field exploration …

SciAps Debuts Next Generation XRF Gun

SciAps sets a new performance standard for handheld XRF. Weighing 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg) with battery, the X-550 is the lightest, fastest, most articulate X-ray analyzer ever made. This next generation X-ray gun delivers blazing speed and high precision in a perfectly ...

Measuring carbon in CRAs with a handheld analyzer

The era of measuring carbon content and other alloying elements in stainless steels and other corrosion-resistant alloys (CRAs) with a handheld analyzer has arrived. SciAps is the first technology company to succeed in miniaturizing laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy into a true handheld. ...

Handheld LIBS for NDT: Breakthrough Technology for Fabricators

Almost every major pipeline owner/operator now either uses handheld LIBS for NDT for verifying their materials or requires their non-destructive (NDT) testing contractors to use it. Almost every major refinery uses one for carbon testing, as do the inspection companies that support ...

SciAps innovation featured in Recycling Today Global

SciAps CEO Don Sackett spoke with Recycling Today Global on innovations and trends in handheld metal sorting technology, including the increasing interest in using LIBS analyzers to measure what he calls contaminant elements, including lithium in aluminum scrap and carbon ...

LIBS Tests

New Handheld for Carbon, CE in Steels and Carbon in L-grade Stainless Measuring Carbon as Part of Residuals in HF Alkylation Units API Recommended Practice 578 (3rd Edition) now recognizes a new handheld technology, laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), for ...

Aluminum Sorting with X-ray or LIBS? SciAps has the answers

We wrote about this in The Whole Story, but here's the quick version. The SciAps XRF is the better choice for most aluminum alloys. The X-250 is easier to use, more forgiving, and better on a variety of curved and ...

LIBS STORY

Breakthrough Technology for Measuring Carbon and Carbon Equivalents For those who need to measure carbon in steels, there’s now a handheld analyzer for the job. Where operators previously either used spark OES technology—which required substantial operator expertise—or hired a third-party testing ...

Ultimate Aluminum Alloy Sorting Guide

Ultimate Aluminum Alloy Sorting Guide - What Every Scrap Alloy Plant Needs To Know Want productivity and accuracy? You’ll be amazed! No, really. If you want 100% accuracy in one-second tests, all day long, day after day, after day — ...

SciAps Z300 for Earth & Beyond

Z-300 is the geochem leader on Earth and beyond

LIBS Z-300 deployed in Canadian Space Agency lunar research Woburn, Mass., Aug. 5, 2019 — The SciAps LIBS Z-300 will be used in a lunar analog simulation mission with the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration and the University of Western ...

Scrap Industry: Best Young and Brightest

How did SciAps become the world's handheld technology leader, in just five years? Our NASCAR racing team and our approach to innovation are the same — go fast and take chances! SciAps is proud to sponsor ISRI’s annual Best Young ...

SciAps U.S. headquarters expands to 20,000 sq.ft. for Boston operation

LIBS, XRF, and Raman handheld instrumentation company expands its footprint for research, development, and sales Woburn, Mass., July 25, 2019 -- SciAps has signed a deal to lease a 20,000 square foot building adjacent to its current facility in Woburn, ...

In-field Analysis of Lithium with Z-300

In-field Analysis of Lithium

Field successes and testimonials keep rolling in for the Z-300. Meet the Z-300 – the world’s only handheld that analyzes lithium in soils, ores and brines. The Z also measures other low atomic number elements that X-ray can’t, including Be, …

In-field carbon analysis to determine preg-robbing in gold

Gold ores containing organic carbon must be identified before the ore is processed in order to avoid significant loss in gold recovery and revenue due to the effects of preg-robbing. The SciAps Z-300 handheld analyzer utilizes an optical technique called ...

Pipeline industry study shows handheld SciAps LIBS can beat spark OES for carbon and CE

New in-field comparison of LIBS vs. spark OES Results augment previous studies that show SciAps LIBS is up to 3X faster for pipeline materials analysis The gas pipeline industry and a highly reputed testing laboratory recently completed a blind study ...

SciAps ISO 9001 Certification – 12, 2017 – 12, 2020

SciAps ISO 9001 Certification - 12, 2017 - 12, 2020 Download here: SciAps ISO 9001 Certification - 12, 2017 - 12, 2020 Place and date: For the issuing office: Katy, TX, 06 December 2017 DNV GL –Business Assurance 1400 Ravel ...

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ISRI PROMOTION: Pre-Owned X Floor Special

ISRI Show Floor Special! This year at ISRI, SciAps will be offering 15 Certified Pre-Owned X-200 X-ray analyzers. Visit booth #501 during the ISRI Convention to get yours! Get the world’s fastest X-ray gun at a very special price and …

ISRI PROMOTION: Buy a Scrapper Trio and get YOUR NAME on our SciAps team NASCAR

ISRI PROMOTION: Buy a Scrapper Trio and get YOUR NAME on our SciAps team NASCAR

Buy 3 Scrapper X-250 units prior to or during ISRI 2019 and we will put your name, or your company’s name, on our CJ McLaughlin number 09 NASCAR for a scheduled race during our 2019 SciAps Racing season. Don’t need 3 …

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Pittcon Buzz: SciAps to showcase the three pillars of handheld instrumentation at PITTCON 2019 at Booth 3801

Elements, Chemicals and Minerals Measured Anywhere with SciAps LIBS, XRF, and RAMAN handheld instruments First, there’s the flagship Z – the world’s ONLY handheld analyzer that analyzes carbon in alloys, geochemical, and agricultural samples. It instantly determine L-grade versus H-grade …

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Handheld LIBS Applications Continue Rapid Expansion

University researchers continue to find novel applications for the SciAps handheld LIBS. The SciAps Z is the world’s most advanced handheld LIBS device. The Z features a wide range spectrometer (190 nm – 950 nm), gate-able spectrometer, and integrated argon …

Handheld Analyzer, Pipeline App OK'd for

Handheld Analyzer, Pipeline App OK’d for “In Ditch” Carbon, Carbon Equivalents Tests of Materials and Welds

Pipeline testing for alloy and weld chemistry with the SciAps Z-200C now widespread. Most major pipeline operators will now accept carbon, CE test data from the SciAps Z-200C as an alternative to spark OES. Based on industry input, SciAps has ...

Wounded Warrior Project

SciAps is pleased to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project, making a donation for every X or Z analyzer sold in the U.S. and Territories. The Wounded Warrior Project provides programs for U.S. veterans and service members who incurred a ...

Where's the Gold?   Elemental Deportment Mapping using handheld LIBS.

Where’s the Gold – SciAps Z300

Where's the Gold?  Elemental Deportment Mapping using handheld LIBS. The use of microanalytical techniques to better understand mineralization has become more widespread as laboratory equipment capable of discrete analysis has evolved. It is now possible to map elemental distribution in ...

Reduce Your Argon Footprint

Spark OES Got You Feeling Like a Pack Animal? Join the community of SciAps handheld LIBS users for your carbon and alloy testing. Watch Demo Video   The SciAps Z-200C+, the world’s only handheld analyzer for carbon testing, uses a …

New PMI ONE BOX Options

New PMI ONE BOX Options

Now SciAps offers attractive packages combining our award-winning carbon analyzer, the Z, and our X-ray gun. With these packages you can PMI every alloy you’ll ever need for your program or clients. There are two packages to choose from: The …

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Newly Published Research: Analysis of Rare Earth Elements in Uranium Using Handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Breaking news: You can analyze concentrations of rare earth metals (REEs) with the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS. In a just-released publication in Applied Spectroscopy, author Ben Manard and his Los Alamos National Laboratory colleagues use the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS …

What does the SciAps carbon analyzer have in common with a good golf swing?

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 7: Getting Into the Swing

A breezy round of golf got us thinking about some demo stories we’ve been hearing from the road. One of the questions we keep getting is “does the handheld LIBS work in the wind?” We get this question all the time, and couldn’t understand why wind is a problem.

ApNote: Carbon Equivalents Measurement with Handheld LIBS

ApNote: Carbon Equivalents Measurement with Handheld LIBS

Introduction Our previous Carbon ApNote discusses the use of the SciAps Z-200 C+ for carbon content analysis. This note describes how the carbon measurement with the Z is easily extended to determine carbon equivalents (CE). The Technology and Method The …

ApNote: Carbon Analysis in Stainless and Carbon Steels with Handheld LIBS

Introduction Presented here is a method to analyze carbon content in carbon and stainless steels, utilizing the technique of handheld laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (HH LIBS). The method specifies the SciAps Z-200 C+, the world’s only handheld analyzer capable of …

LIBS vs. X-Ray – The Whole Story

Our Answer: Use X-ray whenever possible, LIBS only if X-ray can’t do the job. Why is the world’s leading manufacturer of handheld LIBS recommending X-ray as a superior tool for scrap processing? SciAps is the only company that makes high …

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 6: Demos Down Under

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 6: Demos Down Under

This edition of True Demo Stories takes us through Australia and New Zealand, where SciAps product specialist Ryan Clair demos the handheld Z-200 C+ and its software in New Zealand’s largest thermal power station and with AINDT testing specialists. Here …

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 5: The carbon job that required 2 days with spark OES, only needed 3 hours with the SciAps LIBS

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 5: The Carbon Job that Required 2 Days with Spark OES, Only Needed 3 Hours with the SciAps LIBS

They had budgeted two days for testing, since they had to get up a 100-foot tower with OES. Instead, they finished the work in just three hours with our handheld LIBS analyzer. This demo took place high up on a ...

True Demo Stories, Episode 4: The Rescue of the Music City Flyer

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 4: The Rescue of the Music City Flyer

When you're striking the first match in the firebox of a steam locomotive after 70 years, you'll want to know that your tests were done right. Bradley Varhol, SciAps representative from EON Products, shares this LIBS story straight from Centennial ...

True Demo Stories: Tuesday in Japan - LIBS testing in a tight spot

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 3: Tuesday in Japan – LIBS Testing in a Tight Spot

Here’s a great story from the front lines of LIBS testing, courtesy of our Applications Manager in Asia Pacific. Only the names have been redacted, to protect the innocent…. We were in Japan and stopped in to visit an intrigued ...

True Demo Stories: Z200 LIBS Solves the Mystery in the Stainless

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 2: Z-200 LIBS Solves the Mystery in the Stainless

Location: Texas. We were called out to do some testing of some real world materials with a big inspection company (not just CRMs, like our imposter competitors want you to believe). One sample of interest was a piece of L-grade ...

True Demo Stories: The Day LIBS beat Spark OES

SciAps True Demo Stories, Episode 1: The Day LIBS Beat Spark OES

Here’s another great carbon story and learning opportunity, courtesy of our EMEA manager Jeroen. Only the names have been redacted to protect the innocent.... This demo took place at ØØØØØØØØ in the Netherlands with 5 people, including their OES operator ...

SciAps Announces Handheld XRF Analyzer Order from Haynes International

For Immediate Release SciAps Announces Handheld XRF Analyzer Order from Haynes International BOSTON, MA – September 27, 2017 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it has received a large order from Haynes International, Kokomo, ...

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Rocks and Brines: In-field Lithium Analysis using Handheld LIBS

Traditional lithium exploration focuses on hard rock exploration for spodumene, petalite and lepidolite. In the past, elemental analysis for lithium content was done at off-site laboratories, because field portable XRF (fpXRF) cannot measure low atomic number elements such as Li, ...

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Carbon in Stainless and Low-alloy Steels

It’s revolutionary. We’ve miniaturized the long-established laboratory technique called laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). LIBS is very similar to spark optical emission (OES) except it uses a pulsed laser, rather than cumbersome high voltage spark system, to create the plasma. …

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Aluminum XRF Uber Performance Ad

The turbo is an X-ray source up to 5 times the brightness of other tubes, at the optimal energy for aluminum alloys. The enhanced brightness combined with the highly efficient tube/detector design of the X, means faster, more precise measurements …

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Fast Aluminum Sorting with Handheld X-ray

Why Turbo? Why Al App? Modern X-ray guns are beloved for their speed and precision on stainless, high temps and red metals. But ask most any scrap processor handling aluminum and they’ll complain about long tests to measure magnesium (Mg), …

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Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) – First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS

SciAps Inc., 2 Constitution Way, Woburn, MA 01801, 339-927-9455 First Ever Quantitative Field Measurements of Lithium in Soils Using Handheld LIBS Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT) has announced the first use of handheld LIBS to directly measure lithium in geological samples …

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Fast, Laser-based Cr Analysis for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) Applications

Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) offers an alternative technique to both handheld XRF and spark OES for the analysis of a broad range of elements and alloys. With LIBS a plasma is created at the material surface as with spark optical ...

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SciAps Announces Completely Updated Z Handheld LIBS Analyzer

SciAps, Inc. announces our completely redesigned Z handheld LIBS analyzer. The new Z is 50% smaller and 40% lighter than the previous version while preserving the industry leading analytical capability. The new Z features the well-established “must have’s” for handheld …

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SciAps Announces Updated Laser Technology for Handheld Alloy Analysis

November 10th, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, is releasing an advancement to their proprietary laser design for the Z-series handheld LIBS analyzers. The updated laser operation (patent pending) operates at 50 Hz for sample …

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SciAps Launches New GeoChem App for Mining/Minerals Markets

New App delivers advanced elemental analysis and micro-analysis in the field. BOSTON, MA – September, 18, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it’s all new GeoChem Pro App for the Z-series handheld LIBS …

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VIDEO: Scrap Sorting with Handheld LIBS – Radically Lower Maintenance Costs

See the Z in action and a candid interview @ Wentworth Scrap Metals, Portsmouth, NH Scrap Sorting with Handheld LIBS – Radically Lower Maintenance Costs Handheld LIBS represents a potentially huge disruptive force for alloy sorting. No better example exists …

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SciAps Closes New Financing Round of $4.3 Million led by Jolimont Global

Investment Accelerates Innovation and Product Development, and Supports Company’s Rapid Growth in Handheld Analytical Instruments Market BOSTON, MA – August 28, 2015 – SciAps, Inc., the leading provider of handheld analytical instruments, today announced it has closed a $4.3 million …

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SciAps Introduces the Updated Z – Series Handheld LIBS Analyzer with PULSAR laser technology

Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet. SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, announces the release of a new proprietary laser technology that greatly advances the performance of their …

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SciAps Launches Geochem App for Mining & Exploration Industries

September 25th, 2014 SciAps, a Woburn, MA based portable analytical instrumentation company, is pleased to announce the addition of a Geochemistry App for its family of handheld LIBS analyzers, the Z-500 and Z-100. The Z with the Geochem App will …

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SciAps Introduces the Z – a High Performance, Handheld LIBS Analyzer

February 18, 2014 Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet.  SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, has introduced the world’s first handheld LIBS spectrometer (as opposed to micro-LIBS) named …

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SciAps Receives Additional $2.5 Million Investment in Response to Continued Rapid Growth

November 19, 2013 Any Element, any Compound, any Mineral – Anywhere on the Planet.  SciAps, Inc. (SciAps or the Company), a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in handheld and portable analytical instruments, recently announced that it has received a $2.5 million …