ECCO LIBS from Foster and Freeman

ECCO™ is a novel analyzer designed for elemental analysis of paper, glass, metals, paint, minerals and gunshot residues by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS).

LIBS is a relatively novel spectroscopic method which compared with XRF and other traditional spectroscopic methods, offers significant advantages in speed, sensitivity and cost effectiveness.

The scitation is applied with a high intensity pulsed laser focussed on the sample to create a tiny plasma of vaporized matter which emits an atomic spectrum of the constituent elements of the sample – providing a material ‘fingerprint’.

A built in database of emission lines provides automatic elemental identification.

Analysis with ECCO™ is fast, simple to operate, requires minimal sample preparation, gives immediate results of the elements and is sensitive to low parts per million.

Features include:
• automatic identification of elements
• comparative display of spectra and peak ratios
• automatic measurement of peak statistics
• comprehensive library of element emission lines
• relative measurement of element concentrations
• research operation mode
• Air Cooled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser with 1064nm emission
• integral colour camera with digital zoom for sample selection
• XYZ sample positioning/focusing stage
• rugged optical design
• interlock sample chamber with full laser safety features
• full native support for 64 and 32 bit Windows 7

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