LIBS Training – Advanced

The SciAps Z is a handheld analyzer utilizing laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS), a type of atomic optical emission spectroscopy (OES). This full day course will cover basic principles, applications, theoretical, and practical components needed to safely operate and maintain the SciAps Z units.  The course combines a classroom presentation with hands-on training, as well as ongoing phone support.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
  2. Laser safety overview and best practices
  3. System configuration – test settings
  4. Procedure
  5. Sample preparation and handling
  6. Proper unit warm up
  7. Validation (Cal in)
  8. Drift correction /calibration and when to do them
  9. Type calibrations
  10. Testing
    • sample preparation
    • sample positioning
    • different apps available
  11. Validation (Cal out)
  12. Data management
    • PDF reports
    • CSV data reports
    • Exporting results
    • Retrieving exported results
  13. Storage and transportation
  14. Maintenance of the LIBS analyzer
  15. Brief introduction into Profile builder software