Diggity Events, Geochemistry

Find out about the amazing world of applications available to handheld LIBS and XRF, including gold exploration, lithium in soils, soil nutrients, screening for conflict minerals and more. With SciAps, you can work with confidence in demanding landscapes with our durable analyzers. See for yourself at PDAC, March 8-11.

Any mineral, any element, anywhere—lab or field

SciAps offers top-of-the-line instruments and software that cover all the bases. Do you want to quantify the results? Use the XRF. Do you want to qualify the results? Use the LIBS.

  • With the X-550, you get the smallest, fastest, most precise handheld XRF available. Perfect for gold pathfinders, transition, and heavy metals.
  • With the Z-300, you get in-field analysis of Li, Be, B, C, Na, F, and high sensitivity to other major elements Mg, Si, Al, Ca, K.

Register to win

Register for the chance at a pair of free pit passes to a race of your choice. We will award the winner 2 pit passes with access to watch the race and join SciAps NDT Business Development Specialist CJ McLaughlin, a rising Xfinity series driver, and his crew. We’ll also pay for your lunch with the team. It will be a great memory for you and a friend.

XRF Rentals

Whether you’re heading out on a job for a couple of weeks or several months, SciAps XRF rentals will arrive ready for you to start testing so you make the most of your time in the field. Read more…

If you joined us at AGU Fall Meeting for the unveiling of SciAps new X-550 for Geochemistry, you may have caught our live videos demonstrating this new technology. What’s your application? Contact Morgan to answer your questions.

An amazing world of applications

SciAps handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers are able to measure virtually every element, in almost any material. These breakthrough instruments, including the X-550 for geochemistry, have been expanding applications for portable, in-field measurements of elements, minerals and compounds. Read our ApNotes.

See how SciAps geochemistry analyzers are working in the field

Researchers are using SciAps LIBS and XRF analyzers to expand the world of elemental analysis.

You’ll never be lost in the desert with SciAps

A true training story Dr. Russell Harmon used the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS during recent geological field work near the Mojave Desert with a team from North Carolina State University investigating the chemical composition of rock varnish. The NCSU team ...

LIBS targeted for 21st-century geoscience

Publication: Richard J. Sima. “Lasers Have the Makings of a 21st-Century Geoscience Tool,” Eos 102, 15 October 2021. Lewis Owen of North Carolina State University is using the SciAps Z-300 handheld LIBS instrument to analyze rock varnish on granite boulders ...

In-field analysis of lithium

Field successes and testimonials keep rolling in for SciAps LIBS. Meet the world's only handheld that analyzes lithium in soils, ores and brines. SciAps has developed the LIBS (laser) Z-901 Lithium analyzer, purpose-built for measuring Li in rocks and brines, ...

SciAps to revolutionize in-field analysis of lithium and rare earth elements

SciAps new family of handheld LIBS and XRF are built for exploration, production and recycling of lithium and REEs for the electric vehicle and strategic metals markets. SciAps, already a global leader in handheld analyzers for fossil fuel-based energy industries, ...

Handheld LIBS – The latest success story in portable analytical instrumentation

LIBS technology has migrated from an obscure laboratory analysis method to a mainstream field analytical technique in recent years. Read "Handheld LIBS – The latest success story in portable analytical instrumentation" by Don Sackett, SciAps CEO, in the recent edition ...

In-field chemistry everywhere with handheld LIBS

Russell Harmon, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor, Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University Russell Harmon: A vision for the future of LIBS SciAps debuted the world’s first truly portable handheld only a few years ago, but ...

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