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SciAps breakthrough instruments are expanding applications for portable, in-field measurements of elements, minerals and compounds in every major industry around the world. See for yourself at Pittcon, March 8-12.

An amazing world of applications available to handheld LIBS and XRF

SciAps, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of handheld XRF and LIBS analyzers, able to measure virtually every element, in almost any material. These breakthrough instruments have been expanding applications for portable, in-field measurements of elements, minerals and compounds in every major industry around the world. Sign up for our e-mail list to be the first to hear about this expanding world of handheld analysis.

Register for NASCAR Pit Passes

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 NASCAR 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. Just click the button below.

Fast, light, powerful

Perform better analysis, faster, with SciAps best-in-class analyzers. SciAps marketing and product development teams are veterans of Niton, Innov-X, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Olympus, bringing decades of experience to developing and supporting handheld analyzers. Global customers include manufacturers, pipeline engineers, safety and security specialists, researchers, the academic community, scrap recyclers, and the mining industry

New release: SciAps, Inc., a Boston-based company specializing in handheld analytical instrumentation, is pleased to introduce their new generation SciAps Z-900 Series handheld LIBS analyzer. Similar to their new XRF platform, the Z Series 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.

Have LIBS will Travel

Pittcon participants, need an academic loaner? Contact us with a brief description of what you want to measure. We frequently loan analyzers for a few weeks or a month to researchers from the U.S. and Canada to perform a study or field analysis anywhere in the world. LIBS is often a preferred technique, especially for students. And our accompanying ProfileBuilder software provides operators complete freedom to modify parameters.

Make better decisions, faster, with the world’s premium handheld XRF for geochemistry analysis . Weighing just 2.8 lbs. (1.3 kg) with battery, SciAps X-550 is GPS enabled, and more rugged, intuitive and capable than ever. Read the press release.  Add handheld LIBS for a complementary data set on in-field analysis of Li, Be, B, C, Na and F; microanalysis of rocks, veins, inclusions; and more.


2021 model demonstrations

Light, fast, powerful – SciAps mission is to provide durable, field-tested, portable instruments to identify any compound, any mineral, any element anyplace on the planet. Watch our latest models and software demonstrations on our YouTube channel.

See how SciAps handheld analyzers are working in the field

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

Activating new business with handheld LIBS

New tool, new opportunities SciAps created the world’s first handheld LIBS primarily to help the metals analysis industries more profitably verify carbon and carbon equivalents at rugged or remote job sites. But it didn’t take long for researchers around the ...

Screening for Conflict Minerals: Columbite-Tantalite and Beyond

One important application for SciAps handheld LIBS is the identification of the geographic source of so-called “conflict minerals,” which are used as raw materials for components of consumer electronics. Such information helps companies and their customers understand whether their purchasing decisions are ...

Have LIBS, will travel

Meet Dr. Richard Hark, synthetic organic chemist, conservation scientist and LIBS enthusiast  Handheld LIBS and Dr. Richard Hark have a long relationship that reads like an adventure series, where partnership with a company like SciAps leads to unexpected places. “I ...

Soil nutrient detection for precision agriculture with handheld LIBS

Publication: Erler, A.; Riebe, D.; Beitz, T.; Löhmannsröben, H.-G.; Gebbers, R. Soil Nutrient Detection for Precision Agriculture Using Handheld Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Multivariate Regression Methods (PLSR, Lasso and GPR). Sensors 2020, 20, 418. A new study using SciAps ...

Measuring Elements in Tea with Handheld LIBS

Application of LIBS in Detecting Beneficial Elements & Contaminants in Tea Samples Before Covid-19 hit the United States, Dr. Ying Guo, Dr. Seungjin Lee and Dr. Tae Lee from Georgia Gwinnett College began a unique elemental analysis using the SciAps ...

Handheld LIBS used to measure beryllium in nuclear waste

Publication: B.A. Crawford, D.M. Brigham, J.F. Lucchini, Technology Applicable to Remote Hazardous Constituents and Waste Stream Grouping, Los Alamos National Laboratory report, LA-UR-19-32751 (2019).   Handheld LIBS is relevant to identifying nuclear waste, simple to use in the field. The ...

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