B&W Tek granted three spectroscopy patents for handheld NanoLIBS analyzer

Nov. 14, 2017
B&W Tek was awarded three patents for its handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument.

B&W Tek (Newark, DE) was awarded three patents for its handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) product. Patent 9,366,634 describes a substrate-enhanced LIBS method for liquid analysis, which increases the LIBS signal of the liquid sample by more than two orders of magnitude. Patent 9,766,182 is the invention of a compact LIBS spectrometer design that offers large spectral coverage and high spectral resolution. Patent 9,797,776 introduces a LIBS spectrometer based on a high repetition rate pulsed laser, making it possible to obtain an extremely low noise LIBS spectrum with enhanced dynamic range of > 10,000. B&W Teks says these inventions continue its innovation in providing advanced mobile spectroscopy solutions.

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NanoLIBS is a handheld LIBS instrument using elemental analysis for identification and investigation of raw materials including ionic salts such as sodium chloride (NaCl) and potassium chloride (KCl) within a regulated environment. Compact and agile, the NanoLIBS can be used by non-technical users to rapidly identify samples in the lab, warehouse, loading dock or field, helping to eliminate quarantine areas and expedite materials through the manufacturing lifecycle.

The B&W Tek NanoLIBS instrument is fully compliant with all governing regulations, including 21 CFR Part 11 and Part 1040.10, and can play an integral role in cGMP-compliant facilities. B&W Tek offers a wide variety of services, including assistance with method and/or new library development as well as support with IQ/OQ/PQ implementation.

SOURCE: B&W Tek; http://bwtek.com/products/nanolibs/

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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