The development of specialized interaction chamber was a consequence of our more than 17-year experimental work with the LIBS technique. It was designed in such a way so that it either simplifies or even automatizes routine procedures necessary for the LIBS measurements, enables application of LIBS in all standard modifications and presents the possibility of modifications required for each individual scientific experiment. The interaction chamber accommodates a wide range of benefits listed bellow, thus becomes another cornerstone of the complex LIBS workplace together with the laser and detection system.

Key Features:

 

    • Safety during analysis

      The chamber encapsulates the laser – matter interaction, protecting the laboratory from the intense laser and plasma reflections and potentially toxic vapors.

    • Ease of operation

      Intuitive software, interactive online sample view; by clicking into the view the manipulator sets the sample into the aimed position.

    • Automatization

      Motorized 3-axis sample manipulation, possibility of defining analysis points or different ways and rasters for 2D mapping, movement resolution < 2um

    • Simulation of different atmospheric conditions

      The pressure can range within 1-1300 mbar with different atmospheres e.g. He, Xe, CO2 and thus simulate for instance Mars environment.

    • Automatic measurements of texture patterns

      Autofocus of the laser beam.

 

    • Integrated optical elements

      Laser beam focusing setups, apochromatic optical system for the collection of plasma radiation in the spectral range of 175 – 1300 nm

    • Basic and advanced LIBS methods

      Orthogonal inputs for the laser beams enable realization of all the available variants of LIBS (such as collinear and orthogonal Double-Pulse LIBS, LIBS + LIFS).

    • Other spectroscopic techniques

      Possibility of simultaneous utilization of other techniques such as Raman spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, photoluminescence and other.

 

    • Configurable equipment

      From basic to complex; a fully equipped research chamber. The chamber is divided into individual modules available for purchase separately with the option to select positions of individual optomechanical elements (collecting systems, focusing systems, types of vacuum ports and others).