SciAps Z-901 Lithium LIBS analyzer. See what XRF can't. Purpose built for exploration, production, and recycling of lithium.

The world’s only handheld that analyzes lithium in soils, ores, and brines.

In use globally for lithium exploration projects, with no travel restrictions or licensing headaches.

Exacting elemental analysis

  • Factory calibrated for lithium in pegmatite, clays, and mica-schists, including relevant base elements in the 350-675 nm range.
  • Microanalysis capability with 100 um laser spot size. On-board Y stage for rastering laser to discrete locations for targeted analysis or averaging.
  • SciAps also offers the Z-902 Lithium, containing a second spectrometer to extend the analytical range down to 210 nm for users testing brines for other elements, including boron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

Engineered for field and lab

SciAps LIBS series handheld analyzers, at just 3.87 lbs. (1.75 kg) with battery, have an internal camera for precise targeting of analysis locations; a macro camera for photo-documentation of samples, reading bar codes and QR codes; a patented “sample sensor” that allows Class 1 operation (subject to LSO approval); high-resolution, rear-facing display for easy viewing; rugged metal body for maximum durability; a narrow snout for difficult-to-access test locations; and user-replaceable argon that provides hundreds of tests at pennies per test. Pair with Profile Builder software for PC or tablet and achieve full bench top functionality.

Intuitive operations

Android operating system and app-based software assure quality testing by every operator. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, with GPS capability, allow users to print, email, and connect to virtually any information management system for real-time, full-featured reporting. Automatically merge XRF and LIBS tests with SciAps Cloud Services. Easily manage operations from anywhere.


3.87 lbs. (1.75 kg) with battery


10.75 x 2.375 x 8.625 inches


3.5-inch high-brightness color touchscreen, readable in all conditions. Rear-facing display for easy results viewing.


On-board rechargeable Li-ion battery, rechargeable inside device or with external charger, AC power.


Built on Google’s Android platform for real-time data exporting, including built-in Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth (BR/EDR+BLE), GPS and USB-C to connect to virtually any information management system.

Processing Electronics

ARM Quad Cortex -A53 1.2GHz memory: 2 GB LPDDR3, 16 GB eMMC

Data Storage

Results storage: 32 GB SD card

Spectral Range

350 nm – 675 nm

Sample Viewing

Integrated camera and laser target indicator for viewing sample before and during analysis provide proper sample alignment. Includes second “macro camera” for scanning QR or bar codes and for photo-documentation and report generation.

Laser Raster

On-board Y stage for rastering laser to discrete locations for targeted analysis or averaging.


SciAps proprietary Opti-Purge inert argon environment that improves spectral signal-to-noise ratio and performance in UV range.

Calibration Check

316 stainless steel standard for automated calibration and wavelength scale validation.

Drift Correction

On-board automated drift correction software with factory-provided or user-provided reference materials.


CE, RoHS, USFDA registered. Class 3b laser. Sample sensor on board, allows for operation under Class 1 conditions subject to local LSO approval.


Password protected. Multi-user support with configurable access settings.

This page was updated on November 30th, 2022