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  • New LIBS Imaging Modules Let Users Analyse Sample Areas with Pinpoint Accuracy.

New LIBS Imaging Modules Let Users Analyse Sample Areas with Pinpoint Accuracy.

Dec 20 2005 Read 1286 Times

Ocean Optics BV has introduced two add-on imaging modules for its LIBS2000 Laser-induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) system. The imaging modules enable users to magnify a sample image and establish a precise laser target. The LIBS system is capable of analysing practically every known element in gas, liquid or solid samples in real-time and has a wide variety of industrial and scientific applications.

The LIBS-IM module produces black and white images with image resolution to 40 micrometres. The LIBS-IM-C provides colour images at resolution to 60 micrometres. The modules connect to a PC via an IEEE 1394 (FireWire) cable and FireWire PCI or PCMCIA card. When attached to a PC the modules require no external power. An external power cable is supplied for use with a notebook computer.

Applications for the LIBS2000 System include environmental sampling, forensics, semiconductor analysis, paper production, blast-furnace monitoring, botany, biomedical analysis, gemology and metallurgy. A complete LIBS scan can be executed in less than a second, making it possible to analyse transient samples, and only trace amounts of a sample are required for analysis. LIBS systems can be used in the laboratory, in the field or remotely, and on any sample geometry.
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