Author | Don Sackett

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In-Field Measurements of Major Elements and Base Metals with Handheld LIBS

February 01, 2016

Application Notebook

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The Z-500 also analyzes base metals and trade elements, including Mg, Ti, V, Cr, Fe, Mn, Cu, Ni, and others. Trace metals of commercial interest or as pathfinders including Li, Be, B, C, and halogens including F, Cl, and Br are also analyzed. Figure 2 shows results for Li analysis, as an example. The results for lithium analysis were reasonably good. While there is some scatter in the data, the HH LIBS is measuring very low concentrations, in the 10–30 ppm concentration range. In general, the results for B, Be, Mg, Ba, and other elements were comparable, in terms of correlation, with the Li data.

Mineral Analysis with Handheld LIBS

October 24, 2015

Spectroscopy

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This paper describes a handheld LIBS device that analyzes major elements, transition and heavy metals in geochemical samples. A breakthrough of this technique is the ability to analyze very low atomic number elements including H, Li, Be, B, C, F, Na and others never before measured in the field with a handheld analyzer.

In-Field Measurements of Major Elements and Base Metals with Handheld LIBS

October 01, 2015

Spectroscopy

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Data for a handheld LIBS device (SciAps Z-500) is presented demonstrating in-field measurement of several elements critical for geochemical applications. In some cases these elements have never before been measured with a handheld device.

Initial Quantitative Measurements with Handheld LIBS

December 01, 2014

Spectroscopy

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