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SciAps X-ray and LIBS handheld elemental analyzers

SciAps breakthrough instruments are expanding applications for portable, in-field measurements of elements, minerals and compounds in every major industry around the world. See for yourself at Pittcon, March 8-12.

An amazing world of applications available to handheld LIBS and XRF

SciAps, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers, able to measure virtually every element, in almost any material. These breakthrough instruments have been expanding applications for portable, in-field measurements of elements, minerals and compounds in every major industry around the world. Sign up for our e-mail list to be the first to hear about this expanding world of handheld analysis.

New release: SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in handheld analytical instrumentation, is pleased to introduce their new generation SciAps Z-900 Series handheld LIBS analyzer. Similar to their new XRF platform, the Z Series features an all-new ergonomic design, a 0.5 lb. weight reduction down to about 3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg), improved heat dissipation, and completely updated software and processing electronics.

Need an academic loaner? We frequently loan handheld analyzers for a few weeks or a month to academic researchers from the U.S. and Canada, so that they can perform a study or field analysis anywhere in the world. LIBS is often a preferred technique, especially for students, since operators do not have to deal with the regulatory complexities of X-ray fluorescence analyzers. And our accompanying ProfileBuilder software provides operators complete freedom to modify parameters. You’re not limited to factory-imposed calibrations or unchangeable multi-variant techniques. Contact us with a brief description of what you want to measure.

Make better decisions, faster, with the world’s premium handheld XRF for geochemistry analysis . Weighing just 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg) with battery, SciAps X-550 is GPS enabled, and more rugged, intuitive and capable than ever. Read the press release.  Add handheld LIBS for a complementary data set on in-field analysis of Li, Be, B, C, Na and F; microanalysis of rocks, veins, inclusions; and more.


Activating new business with handheld LIBS

New tool, new opportunities SciAps created the world’s first handheld LIBS primarily to help the metals analysis industries more profitably verify carbon and carbon equivalents at rugged or remote job sites. But it didn’t take long for researchers around the ...

Screening for Conflict Minerals: Columbite-Tantalite and Beyond

One important application for SciAps handheld LIBS is the identification of the geographic source of so-called “conflict minerals,” which are used as raw materials for components of consumer electronics. Such information helps companies and their customers understand whether their purchasing decisions are ...

Have LIBS, will travel

Meet Dr. Richard Hark, synthetic organic chemist, conservation scientist and LIBS enthusiast  Handheld LIBS and Dr. Richard Hark have a long relationship that reads like an adventure series, where partnership with a company like SciAps leads to unexpected places. “I ...

Soil nutrient detection for precision agriculture with handheld LIBS

Publication: Erler, A.; Riebe, D.; Beitz, T.; Löhmannsröben, H.-G.; Gebbers, R. Soil Nutrient Detection for Precision Agriculture Using Handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Multivariate Regression Methods (PLSR, Lasso and GPR). Sensors 2020, 20, 418. A new study using SciAps ...

Measuring Elements in Tea with Handheld LIBS

Application of LIBS in Detecting Beneficial Elements & Contaminants in Tea Samples Before Covid-19 hit the United States, Dr. Ying Guo, Dr. Seungjin Lee and Dr. Tae Lee from Georgia Gwinnett College began a unique elemental analysis using the SciAps ...

Handheld LIBS used to measure beryllium in nuclear waste

Publication: B.A. Crawford, D.M. Brigham, J.F. Lucchini, Technology Applicable to Remote Hazardous Constituents and Waste Stream Grouping, Los Alamos National Laboratory report, LA-UR-19-32751 (2019).   Handheld LIBS is relevant to identifying nuclear waste, simple to use in the field. The ...

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 ...

About SciAps: Headquartered near Boston, Mass., the SciAps marketing and product development teams are veterans of Niton, Innov-X, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Olympus, bringing decades of experience to developing and supporting handheld analyzers. Global customers include manufacturers, pipeline engineers, safety and security specialists, researchers, the academic community, scrap recyclers, and the mining industry

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