The LIBS Z-300 GeoChem Pro portable analyzer measures major and trace elements of rock or powder samples (after grinding and confection of pellets). It can be used in the field, at well sites or in the lab.
The LIBS Z-300 GeoChem Pro detects a wide range of elements, from hydrogen to uranium. It constitutes a good alternative to XRF analyzers, which have poor detection thresholds for light elements.
The LIBS analyzer is able to detect lithium, beryllium, boron, carbon, fluor and nitrogen. Good detection thresholds are observed for magnesium, aluminum, silicon, potassium and calcium, which considerably improves XRF measurements.
The LIBS analyzer is equally able to realize basic maps on small surfaces.
Domains of applications include (but are not limited to):
- Polluted sites and soils (copper, lead, cadmium, etc.)
- Exploration and mining research (uranium, lithium, cobalt, titanium, etc …)
- Exploration resources – hydrogen / O&G / water / storage – Chemosterring
- Diagenesis / Mineralogy given its good sensitivity to light elements (H -> Mg)
INGEN R&D has made it possible to adapt this device for semi-quantitative qualification: