Combine visual and qualitative chemical inspection in a single work step and save 90% of your time to determine microstructure composition compared to inspection with conventional SEM/EDS. Integrated Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) delivers the exact chemical fingerprint of the material’s structure that you see in the microscope image – within a second.
- 2 systems in 1 for visual & chemical analysis
- 1 second to a chemical fingerprint
- 0 sample preparation
Examine exactly what you see via the eyepieces or camera with a single click for fast and simple identification and interpretation. No additional expertise by the operator is required.
The integrated laser spectroscopy function of the DM6 M LIBS delivers the chemical composition of the microstructure that you see in the microscope image – within a second.
Identify the microstructure composition of interest, then trigger the LIBS analysis with a single click.
- Save 90% time for chemical analysis compared to typical methods involving electron microscopy* and
- Quick, confident decision making based on reliable information about the material, both visual and chemical.
*proof available upon request
Examination of a metallic interface with the DM6 M LIBS solution shows a lead
layer (lower) over steel (upper).
No SEM sample preparation required
Why does materials analysis with the DM6 M LIBS solution take 90% less time? Because it requires:
- no sample preparation nor transfer;
- no system adjustment; and
- no relocating the region of interest (ROI).
By combining tools to analyze the microstructure composition of the sample you have all the information within one second to make the right decisions.
The data obtained is sufficient in >90% of cases for users to make confident decisions rapidly concerning further actions to be taken (e.g., if more detailed analysis with SEM is needed to identify the source of contamination).*
*based on user feedback
The DM6 M LIBS 2-in-1 system combined with the Cleanliness Expert analysis software enables you to do visual and chemical inspection on filter samples with a single instrument and workflow.
This way, the source of contamination can be found more easily.
Obtaining data on both particle composition and structure quickly gives you the advantage of making confident decisions more rapidly during the analysis.
The DM6 M LIBS 2-in-1 solution allows you to perform both structural and elemental/chemical analysis of material phases, e.g., minerals, alloys, ceramics, etc.
There is no need for sample preparation nor transfer between 2 or more devices. The entire analysis workflow occurs with a single instrument.
Minimizing Labor Intensive Sample Preparation
You can save time and money by minimizing labor intensive sample preparation and costly SEM/EDS analysis.
LIBS: Your Chemical Analysis Lab
The DM6 M LIBS solution exploits Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) to make qualitative chemical analysis possible.
Trigger the analysis with a single click and a laser will strike the targeted spot on the sample. A plasma will be created and then break down. The resulting characteristic light spectrum shows the fingerprints of the elements present in the material.
The software will identify the microstructure composition by comparing the spectrum with a known data set for elements and compounds. The data set can be expanded with the results for specific materials obtained by the user
- A laser pulse strikes the material surface;
- A plasma is induced and then breaks down, emitting light; and
- Characteristic atomic line spectral emissions allow the elements to be identified.
For a rapid materials analysis workflow with the 2-in-1 solution, the microscopy also plays an important role.
- Observation with a large objective magnification range from 1.25x to 100x;
- Easy visualization of a material’s fine structure in its true colors with multiple contrast techniques;
- Freedom to make the analysis whenever you want.
It’s Never Too Late! Upgrade with LIBS for a 2-in-1 solution
Do you already have one of our DM6000 M or DM6 M compound microscopes?
If so, then you can take advantage of the option to retrofit it with a LIBS system – and have a 2-in-1 solution at an advantageous price.