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Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Lightigo brings you the LIBS – quick, flexible and resource-efficient technology for elemental analysis in the heart of our analytical instruments.

PRODUCTS | LIBS systems

FireFly

Workhorse for the LIBS analysis. 

FireFly is an analytical instrument for rapid multi-elemental analysis and chemical imaging. It utilizes the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) – one of today’s most promising technique of elemental analysis.

With FireFly, you can easily apply the key benefits of LIBS technology in your elemental analysis application.

Specification

  • Motorized 3-axis stage
  • Microscopy sample view unit
  • Motorized laser spot size changer
  • Gas purge and extraction
  • *100 Hz repetition rate
  • DPSS laser
  • Fast elemental imaging (mapping) feature

*) Key components are configurable, so you can tune the system to the higher level.

PRODUCTS | Digital Delay Generator

SyncRay

5-channel Digital Delay Generator

Precise analysis requires precise synchronization of individual components. With the SyncRay, our compact Digital Pulse (Delay) Generator, you can synchronize up to 5 instruments with nanosecond precision.

Basic parameters

  • 4 SMB Output + 1 SMB Input/Output Channel
  • Input as Trig/Gate/External ARM
  • Resolution 10 ns, precision 5 ns
  • Switchable output level 3.3 / 5 V

Other parameters

Time base sources

  •  Internal (0-5 MHz), External / Triggered (0-5 MHz)

Pulse generation modes

  • Normal, Single shot, Burst or Duty cycle

Channel features

  • Changeable Sync source, Channel multiplexing
  • Wait count, Gated mode

Other parameters

  • USB or Ethernet connection
  • *Aluminum box, W×H×D 130×75×190 mm; weight 1 kg

*) Can be supplied as an Eurocard 100 × 160 mm, 8HP

PRODUCTS | Stages

3-axes
Motorized Stage

Micrometer precision and automated features

Do not waste your time with the manual sample manipulation, which is slow, inaccurate, and hardly repeatable.

Specification

  • Travel range: X × Y × Z: 100 × 100 × 50 mm
  • Step resolution: <1 μm
  • Bi-directional repeatability (RMS): ±0.40 μm
  • C++ control libraries for OEM integration

Software features

  • Relative / absolute movement to a coordinate
  • Automated movement to series of coordinates for mapping (chemical imaging)
  • Batch import / export coordinates
  • Wait time and Trigger-out after reaching set coordinate

PRODUCTS | LIBS systems

Custom designed systems

Where quick elemental analysis is desired, the LIBS technique can save time, money and material resources.

Wide spectrum of industrial fields can benefit from the LIBS technology. From laboratory LIBS systems, in-situ compact LIBS instruments or stand-off systems capable of material analysis at the distance of units of meters.

Application examples

  • Depth profiling of multilayer materials
  • Quality control of input / output materials
  • Chemical mapping of heterogenic materials
  • Detection of metallic / heavy / toxic elements
  • Material sorting
  • etc.

R&D team of Lightigo, in close cooperation with Laboratory of Laser Spectroscopy on CEITEC BUT is capable of custom development of the LIBS systems based on customer’s needs.

Do not hesitate to contact us concerning your analytical problem, development request or grant proposal!
We are open to all kind of cooperation still searching for the new LIBS challenges and applications.

TECHNOLOGY | Principles of LIBS

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Lightigo: Laser ablation

Laser ablation

Pulsed laser is used as an excitation energy carrier. Laser irradiance value of more than hundreds of GW per square cm evaporates* and ionizes small amount of target material.

Microplasma is created …

Lightigo: Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Atomic Emission Spectroscopy

Cooling microplasma radiates spectrum of wavelengths (atomic emission lines), which are characteristic for each individual chemical element present. 

Quantitative and qualitative analysis is performed.

*) Stands for nanosecond laser pulses. In a case of ultrashort laser pulses (ps and fs), a non-thermal (cold) ablation occurs.

TECHNOLOGY | Principles of LIBS

LIBS advantages

Speed

Measurement rate can reach up to kHz scale. You can get the results of the analysis in the fraction of second.

Resource-efficiency

No third party chemicals required. Only reasonable power consumption.

Elements coverage

Most of the chemical elements can be detected, including the light ones (Be, Li, C, Na, Mg, …).

Chemical map of Lead distribution in Galena stone

Galena section

Spatial resolution

Small spot of the analysis enables chemical mapping with the spatial resolution of 10-100μm.

In-situ detection

Flexibility of the LIBS enables to built small portable systems or systems with tens of meters remote detection capability.

Detection capability

Simultanous detection of all present elements with detection limits in order of 1-100 ppm.

ABOUT US

Who is Lightigo?

Lightigo s.r.o. is a start-up company focused on the development and production of the analytical instruments for the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, one of today’s most promising technique of elemental analysis

Lightigo was founded in August 2019 by the researchers and hardware developers who have the long-term experience with the R&D in the field of LIBS. The ownership of the company is fully in the hands of the core R&D team. 

Our Mission is to introduce the benefits of LIBS to the market in the form of analytical instruments designed with the accent on the high performance, stability and user experience.

Contact

How to reach us

Lightigo s.r.o.

Renneská třída 329/13
Štýřice
639 00 Brno
Czech Republic

VAT: CZ02731410

info@lightigo.com
+420 728 768 164

 

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