Forensic Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) 2018-08-14T01:23:32+00:00

Project Description

Forensic Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

LIBS is a versatile elemental comparison technique that offers significant advantages in cost and efficiency, over other processes such as XRF, SEM, and mass spectrometry.

ECCO2

For the elemental analysis of evidence by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy

With a large sample chamber, ECCO 2 is designed for the analysis of paper, glass, metals, paint, fibers, minerals and gunshot residues by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) providing elemental analysis on materials as small as 300 microns.

The system uses a high-intensity pulsed laser focussed on to the sample to create a plasma of vaporized matter which emits an atomic spectrum of the constituent elements. A database of emission lines provides automatic identification and labeling of elements present.

Analysis with ECCO 2 is fast, simple to operate, requires minimal sample preparation, gives immediate results and is sensitive to low parts per million. LIBS offers significant advantages in speed, sensitivity and cost-effectiveness over other processes such as XRF, SEM, and mass spectrometry.