Highest Performance
 LIBS Analyzers 


Features Unique Dual-Burn Technology
Air-burn for fast material sorting and screening
Argon-purge for precision and superior limits of detection 

























Elemental Analysis
Alloys – Mining – Environmental – Forensics – General Analytical Analysis



Alloy Analysis

SciAps offers the only LIBS-based alloy analyzer operable in a “dual burn” test setup. Just choose your app.

Alloy: Argon-purge for high precision and improved detection limits. Many customers use argon-purge to analyze and sell mill-ready aluminum scrap. Quantify low ppm levels of beryllium and boron. QuickSort: Air-burn for rapid material sorting or grade identification.

The Z-901 for alloy analysis measures 15-20 elements in 7 common alloy bases, including aluminum, stainless, iron, copper, titanium, nickel and cobalt bases. Other bases may be added for a small fee, or users may add their own calibrations.


Need to measure lithium in alloys? Use Z-902, with extended range to 625 nm to measure Li emission.

Need to measure carbon in steels and stainless—including verifying L- and H-grade stainless? Use SciAps Z-902 C, in use globally for measuring carbon and other elements in steels, stainless and nickel alloys.

Already own handheld XRF—and only need to add carbon measurements? Use Z-901 CSi, the ultra-compact analyzer that measures C and Si in steels, stainless.


SciAps Z-901 LIBS scrap processing in tight spaces



Meet the Z-901

The Z-901 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.

The Z-901 also leads the way featuring the first-ever “dual burn” technology. Users can test with the 901 either using an “air burn” method or using argon-purge for applications requiring higher precision and lower limits of detection. 

A single spectrometer to covers the wavelength range of 200 – 440 nm. The instrument is factory calibrated for a suite of 15-20 elements, depending on application. Or operators may use the accompanying Profile Builder software package to customize to specific elements, their own calibration standards, and spectral processing.  The Z-901 can be set up to measure the emissions of any element except Li, Na, H, C, N, O, Cl, Br, F, Ce, Rb, S. Common factory-calibrated Z-901 applications include alloy, mining and environmental analysis, typically for beryllium in soil. 





Mining, Exploration, and Environmental Applications

LIBS complements handheld XRF because it is especially good at measuring low atomic number elements—including those too light for handheld XRF.

Lithium in ores and brines.
Light elements in soils and ores, full suite including Li, Be, B, C, F and Na.
Total organic carbon in agricultural applications.
Beryllium in soil or other materials as an environmental contaminant.

More Applications

Forensics, Quality Control, Research, Education

The Z-900 Series features our desktop/tablet Profile Builder software package to add elements, create calibrations and apply advanced spectral processing.

Develop test methods for unique analytical or quality control needs.
Academic tool for researchers and students alike. LIBS does not require X-ray radiation or its accompanying regulations.
For forensics, small spot analysis (100 um) and Profile Builder software yield a powerful, highly versatile field analytical technique.


SciAps Z-901 LIBS scrap processing in tight spaces

Z-900 Series LIBS Analyzers

ModelRangeBest Application
Z-901200 – 420 nmGeneral alloy testing for scrap sorting, PMI/NDT or quality assurance. Does not measure carbon.
Z-902210 – 625 nmSame as 901 except spectral range extended to include lithium for users that must measure Li in aluminum or other alloys.
Z-902 Carbon190 – 440 nmIdeal for carbon analysis in steel and L, H-grade stainless and nickel alloys. Also measures general alloy elements and carbon equivalents, residuals. Does NOT measure Li.
Z-901 CSi190 – 260 nmAnalyzes carbon and silicon only. The perfect complement to your XRF.
Z-903190 – 950 nmMeasures every element in the periodic table. Measures carbon in geochemical samples and total organic carbon (TOC). Not for carbon in steel or stainless alloys.
Z-903 Carbon190 – 625 nmSame as 902 Carbon, except spectral range is extended to measure Li in alloys.
Z-901 Beryllium210 – 440 nmPurpose built for beryllium measurements, generally paired with XRF to cover all 13 EPA Priority Pollutant elements. Handheld XRF cannot measure Be.
Z-901 Lithium480 – 690 nmPurpose built for lithium in soils, rocks and brines.
Z-901 Fluorine600 – 720 nmPurpose built for fluorine analysis for PFAS in various materials. Note: uses helium purge rather than argon purge.
Factory calibrations do not include every element, but are provided for a set 15-20 elements depending on the application. Elements exclude unstable and radioactive elements. Detection limits vary greatly by element and sample type.


Get It All in One Box

Pair any Z Series with our industry-leading XRF unit and get optimal analysis across every element in the periodic table and every sample type. Same batteries, cables, chargers and other accessories. LIBS: Analyze elements XRF can’t test: Li, Be, B, C, F, Na and more. Improved performance on Mg, Ca, K compared to XRF. Microanalysis with 100 um laser spot size.  XRF: Great for transition and heavy metals. Easy to use, especially on bulk, soil, and ore type materials.


This page was updated on April 20th, 2022