SciAps, Inc., is a Boston-based instrumentation company specializing in portable analytical instruments. Our mission is to provide durable, field-tested, portable instruments to identify any compound, any mineral, any element — anyplace on the planet.
The Z-50 is a basic material analyzer. It uses laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). It performs air-based analysis (air burn) only, no argon purge. So like other air-burn units it is largely for basic sorting or more qualitative analysis. Eighty years of spark OES usage have proven that for quantitative, precise analysis, an argon purge is essential for OES techniques like spark or LIBS