QLX9 features latest technologies in excitation, detection and digital concept.
QuantoLux introduces laser-OES as a standard technique for routine applications in analysing elemental concentration in solid sample material. QLX9 uses a laser to excite the sample and generate a plasma. Emitted wavelengths in the visible spectrum are evaluated and – by means of a calibration – calculated into concentrations. This is optical emission spectrometery with a laser: laser-OES. This technology is often also referred to as LIBS (Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry).
Laser-OES in QLX9 offers some distinct advantages:
- very fast assay of almost all elements
- no auxiliary gases required
- no cross contamination
- little and simple maintenance
The detectors used in QLX9 are CMOS sensors. They are technically superior to previously used CCDs in many aspects: spectral response, dynamic range, speed. They allow fast spectra evaluation, single-pulse detection, and many other read-out options that improve the analytical performance of the instrument.
Finally, various digital services and general IoT functions, provide value propositions unseen in this type of instrument before.